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Nolan, Carol

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

Page 48 of the programme for Government states that the Government will act swiftly on the recommendations of the Post Office Network Business Development Group by the development of an e-payment s...More Button

VAT Rate Application

Asked the Minister for Finance: the annual revenue that would be generated if VAT was applied at the standard rate to all private school and higher level student fees; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

SOLAS Training and Education Programmes Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of restoring the cuts to the SOLAS training allowance; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Special Educational Needs Data

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the average cost of establishing a special class or an autism unit in an existing school; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the cap in place for special needs assistants, SNAs; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the NCSE will provide an SNA only in cases in which there is an assessed need; the number of SN...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of special needs assistants, SNAs, and the budgetary allocation for SNAs over each of the past ten years, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the cost of hiring ten additional special needs organisers; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the budgetary allocation for special educational equipment such as assistive technology over each of the past five years, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the level of grant funding allocated to a group over each of the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Literacy Programmes

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the budgetary allocation to each scheme which provides education and training places to persons with literacy problems and learning difficulties; the number of places available on each scheme, in t...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the total budgetary allocation to adult literacy programmes over each of the past ten years, in tabular form; the average cost per participant; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Teachers' Professional Development

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the budgetary allocation to the employee assistance programme for teachers; the details of the support services provided under the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Costs

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of implementing the joint Oireachtas committee report on school costs as published in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the amount allocated to schools in ICT grants over each of the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Post-Leaving Certificate Courses Fees

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of abolishing PLC and apprenticeship fees; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

School Transport Data

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the amount allocated to the school transport scheme over each of the past ten years; the total revenue generated each year in charges; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the cost of extending the July provision to all children with special educational needs; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the cost of extending the July provision to all children with a low incidence disability; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the circumstances in which schools will be able to secure additional resources from the NCSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the details of the 519 schools that have appealed their allocations under the new resource allocation model by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Home Tuition Scheme

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if there is a cap in place for the number of hours that can be accessed by a child under the home tuition scheme; the savings from such a cap; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Education Grants

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the rate of ancillary grant over each of the past ten years; if the 5% reduction in budget 2011 has been restored to schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Teacher Recruitment

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if there is a cap in place for language support teachers; the way in which the current number differs from 2008 to 2009 levels; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Early Start Programme

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the budgetary allocation and participation rates for the early start programme over each of the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Broadband Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the costs of providing 100Mbps broadband to all primary and post-primary schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Languages Programme

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the costs of implementing the initial teacher elements of the 20-year Irish strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Education Schemes

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the budgetary allocation and participation rates in post-leaving certificate, PLC, courses over each of the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the budgetary allocation and participation rates in VTOS courses over each of the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the budgetary allocation and participation rates in Youthreach courses for each of the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Education Funding

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the budgetary allocation and the number of guidance posts for further and higher education over each of the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the allocation to the strategic innovation fund over each of the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Third Level Funding

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the allocation to third level research and development over each of the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Student Grant Scheme

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the savings that could be achieved if a capital means test was introduced for the student grant with a cut-off point for assets over €500,000, €750,000 and €1,000,000, excluding the family home, wo...More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: further to Parliamentary Question No. 505 of 16 September 2016, if he will provide a breakdown of the spend in the same areas for 2016 and to date in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

School Transport

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his views on the ongoing industrial action in Bus Éireann that will affect school transport; his plans to address this concern in view of upcoming exams; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the reason a bus route (details supplied) was downgraded from a 58 seater to a 40 seater; the number of children previously travelling on the route that no longer have a seat; the length of time ea...More Button

State Examinations

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of providing the junior certificate oral exam in every school; the cost of providing sufficient state examiners to assess the orals; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Management

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if there is legislation in place preventing teachers from changing a person's clothes in the event of an accident or injury; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Early Childhood Care and Education

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his plans to extend the early start programme; the locations of each of the early start programmes that are in operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Curriculum

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of providing a one-hour workshop in all primary and post-primary schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Education and Training Boards Administration

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if his attention has been drawn to a case of alleged misappropriation of funds by a national provider contracted to provide training courses through service level agreements with local education an...More Button

School Transport Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if his office will contact a person (details supplied) regarding school transport; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Training Fund

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the way in which proposals to increase the National Training Fund levy, such as those in his Department's consultation paper on the employer's contribution to further and higher education, will be ...More Button

DEIS Scheme

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his plans to remove schools from DEIS that no longer meet the criteria; the number of schools that would be affected; if the criteria would be based on educational performance or on socioeconomic i...More Button

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance Scheme Payments

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the estimated cost of increasing the back to school clothing and footwear allowance by €50 per child; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Rural Social Scheme

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the reason supervisors under the rural social scheme have been informed of a change in their terms and conditions; if his Department intends that this scheme will focus on job activation; if this i...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if a representative from his Department and the local development network will be in attendance at the Workplace Relations Commission hearing on 24 April 2017 regarding the rural social scheme; and...More Button

Speech and Language Therapy Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: to set down the estimated cost of recruiting 100 additional speech and language therapy posts; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Health: the timeframe for complying with the programme for Government commitment to end the discrimination against persons in the fair deal nursing scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Compensation Schemes

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his plans to compensate the 370 grain farmers affected by flooding; the timeframe to provide such compensation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Data

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the number of persons awaiting agri-environment options scheme payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

GLAS Data

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the number of persons awaiting GLAS payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Suckler Welfare Scheme

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if suckler farming will be strongly supported and prioritised for increased targeted direct supports of up to €200 per cow; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Live Exports

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the progress made to date in increasing live exports; his plans to protect live exports in relation to Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

DEIS Data

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the annual budgetary allocation of her Department to the various elements of the DEIS programme each year since 2006 in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Home School Community Liaison Scheme

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the number of home school community liaison staff over each of the past ten years; the budgetary allocation to the scheme over each of the past ten years; and if she will make a statement on the ma...More Button