Written Answers - Pupil-Teacher Ratio.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 692 No. 2

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  665.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the extent to which he has examined or quantified the expected impact of the revised programme for Government on the pupil-teacher ratio or class size in each of the primary and post primary schools by name in Rathangan, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37525/09]

  666.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the extent to which he has examined or quantified the expected impact of the revised programme for Government on the pupil-teacher ratio or class size in each of the primary and post primary schools by name in Kilcullen, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37526/09]

  667.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the extent to which he has examined or quantified the expected impact of the revised programme for Government on the pupil-teacher ratio or class size in each of the primary schools by name in Athy, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37527/09]

  668.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the extent to which he has examined or quantified the expected impact of the revised programme for Government on the pupil-teacher ratio or class size in each of the primary schools by name in Monasterevin, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37528/09]

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  669.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the extent to which he has examined or quantified the expected impact of the revised programme for Government on the pupil-teacher ratio or class size in each of the primary schools by name in Kildare town, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37529/09]

  670.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the extent to which he has examined or quantified the expected impact of the revised programme for Government on the pupil-teacher ratio or class size in each of the primary schools by name in Newbridge, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37530/09]

  671.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the extent to which he has examined or quantified the expected impact of the revised programme for Government on the pupil-teacher ratio or class size in each of the primary schools by name in Prosperous, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37531/09]

  672.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the extent to which he has examined or quantified the expected impact of the revised programme for Government on the pupil-teacher ratio or class size in each of the primary schools by name in Naas, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37532/09]

  673.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the extent to which he has examined or quantified the expected impact of the revised programme for Government on the pupil-teacher ratio or class size in each of the primary schools by name in Leixlip, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37533/09]

  674.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the extent to which he has examined or quantified the expected impact of the revised programme for Government on the pupil-teacher ratio or class size in each of the primary schools by name in Clane, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37534/09]

  675.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the extent to which he has examined or quantified the expected impact of the revised programme for Government on the pupil-teacher ratio or class size in each of the primary schools by name in Kilcock, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37535/09]

  676.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the extent to which he has examined or quantified the expected impact of the revised programme for Government on the pupil-teacher ratio or class size in each of the primary schools by name in Celbridge, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37536/09]

  677.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the extent to which he has examined or quantified the expected impact of the revised programme for Government on the pupil-teacher ratio or class size in each of the primary schools by name in Maynooth, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37537/09]

Minister for Education and Science (Deputy Batt O’Keeffe): Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe  I propose to take Questions Nos. 665 to 677, inclusive, together.

The renewed programme for Government commits the Government to no further increase in the pupil-teacher ratio in primary and second level schools for the lifetime of this Government. It also states that we will provide 500 teaching posts between primary and second levels over the next three years.

[556]My Department proposes to structure a consultation process through meetings with the education partners in the coming weeks in accordance with the commitment to consultation as set out in the renewed programme. It would be inappropriate for me to comment further on the issues raised by the Deputy pending the outcome of the consultation process.


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