Dáil Éireann - Volume 661 - 24 September, 2008
Written Answers. - Educational Disadvantage.
Deputy Paul Gogarty Deputy Paul Gogarty
Deputy Paul Gogarty asked the Minister for Education and Science the instructions he has received from the Department of Finance regarding cutbacks in education; if he will  guarantee that the weakest and most vulnerable within the system will be protected in Budget 2009 and the Estimates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31084/08]
Deputy Batt O’Keeffe Deputy Batt O’Keeffe
Deputy Batt O’Keeffe: The Deputy will appreciate that the preparation of the Estimates, which is ongoing, and which has recently been fast-tracked by the Government, is carried out on a strictly confidential basis. As such it would not be appropriate for me to comment specifically on this matter in advance of the formal announcements involved.
Question No. 1773 answered with Question No. 1682.
Dáil Éireann 661 Written Answers. Educational Disadvantage.