Dáil Éireann - Volume 581 - 09 March, 2004
Written Answers - School Transport.
Mr. Wall Mr. Wall
245. Mr. Wall asked the Minister for Education and Science if the free transport scheme is available to students on a private service (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7492/04]
Mr. N. Dempsey Mr. N. Dempsey
Mr. N. Dempsey:The transport liaison officer of the relevant VEC has advised that the names and addresses of the pupils from the areas referred to by the Deputy in the details supplied will be required before a detailed examination of transport arrangements can be conducted. The general position is that post-primary pupils who live at least three miles or more from the post-primary centre of the catchment area in which they reside are eligible for transport under the scheme to that centre. Eligible pupils who wish to attend a post-primary centre other than their appropriate one may be allowed transport from within the catchment boundary of the centre being attended, subject to there being spare accommodation available on the service after all fully eligible pupils have been catered for and provided that no additional State cost is incurred.
Dáil Éireann 581 Written Answers School Transport.