Dáil Éireann - Volume 492 - 09 June, 1998
Written Answers. - Child Care Services.
Mr. R. Bruton Mr. R. Bruton
133. Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of children in pre-school child care schemes funded by his Department; the number of schemes involved; the total cost of the programme; and the number of staff involved in each of the past five years. [13483/98]
Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children (Mr. Fahey) Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children (Mr. Fahey)
Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children (Mr. Fahey): There are no child care schemes funded by my Department. However, health boards grant aid a wide range of community pre-schools and purchase pre-school services from a variety of private pre-school providers in their functional area. Health boards do not employ any of the staff involved and the most up to date information on the number of pre-school places being provided is as follows:
Dáil Éireann 492 Written Answers. Child Care Services.