Dáil Éireann - Volume 344 - 07 July, 1983

Written Answers. - School Grants.

112. Mr. Mac Giolla asked the Minister for Education if she is aware of the serious difficulties likely to be caused to vocational education and regional technical colleges by her decision to cut equipment and materials grants by nearly £1 million; if she will review her decision; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Education (Mrs. Hussey): The adjustment in the grants referred to in the question allows for a substantial increase in the grants for maintenance of schools and classes in 1983 compared to [2149] 1982. I am satisfied that the revised allocation is fully adequate to the needs of the schools and colleges in 1983.