Written Answers - School Transport.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 699 No. 1

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  1125.  Deputy Fergus O’Dowd  Information on Fergus O'Dowd  Zoom on Fergus O'Dowd   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the value of payments made to Bus Éireann annually since 2000 for the school transport scheme; the details and the value of any other school transport related payments to any subsidiaries of CIE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2231/10]

[566]Minister of State at the Department of Education and Science (Deputy Seán Haughey): Information on Seán Haughey  Zoom on Seán Haughey  The net value of payments made to Bus Éireann for the operation of the school transport scheme, after the deduction of receipts from fare-paying passengers, for the years in question are as follows: 2000, €60.157m; 2001, €70.928m; 2002, €88.739m; 2003, €92.520m; 2004, €94.664m; 2005, €106.005m; 2006, €126.226m; 2007, €146.620m; and 2008, €162.793m.

I understand from Bus Éireann that the 2009 account is currently being finalised. No further payments are made directly by my Department’s School Transport Section to any subsidiaries of CIE.


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