Dáil Éireann - Volume 338 - 03 November, 1982

Ceisteanna—Questions. Written Answers. - Free School Books Scheme.

445. Mr. Conlan asked the Minister for Education the present per capita grant under the free book scheme to pupils of (a) vocational, (b) secondary and (c) comprehensive and community schools.

Minister for Education (Mr. Brady, Dublin South-East): The scheme of financial assistance towards the purchase of school text-books in second-level schools is not determined on a per capita basis.

The average grant per pupil on rolls in the different categories of schools in 1981-82 is calculated to have been as follows:—

(a) Vocational Schools

£4.4

(b) Secondary Schools

£3.4

(c) Comprehensive and Com-

munity Schools

£4.2