Written answers

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Department of Education and Science

Vocational Education Committees

9:00 am

Photo of Willie PenroseWillie Penrose (Longford-Westmeath, Labour)
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Question 185: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills when the implementation of the decision to amalgamate the existing 33 Vocational Education Committees into 16 VECs will be announced; if Marlinstown, Mullingar will be the location of the amalgamated Laois, Offaly and Westmeath VECs; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37759/10]

Photo of Mary CoughlanMary Coughlan (Tánaiste; Minister, Department of Education and Science; Donegal South West, Fianna Fail)
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My Department will be commencing discussions with the relevant stakeholders, including trade unions representing staff in the VEC sector, in relation to the detailed implementation of this Government's decision to amalgamate the existing 33 Vocational Education Committees into 16 VECs. Many of the detailed aspects of the restructuring, including the location of the headquarters of the new VECs, will fall to be considered and worked through by my Department in conjunction with the VECs involved in any one merger before decisions are taken.

Photo of M J NolanM J Nolan (Carlow-Kilkenny, Fianna Fail)
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Question 186: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools under the auspices of each Vocational Education Committee; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37916/10]

Photo of M J NolanM J Nolan (Carlow-Kilkenny, Fianna Fail)
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Question 187: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the number of secondary school pupils under the auspices of each Vocational Education Committee; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37917/10]

Photo of Mary CoughlanMary Coughlan (Tánaiste; Minister, Department of Education and Science; Donegal South West, Fianna Fail)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 186 and 187 together.

The data which the Deputy requires are set out in the table which gives both the number of schools under the auspices of each Vocational Education Committee as well as the number of pupils excluding Post-Leaving Certificate and Core VTOS students.

Source: PEIP
Date: 18 Oct 2010
PP Schools In Each VEC for the 2009/2010 school year
Enrolment figures are as at 30th September 2009.
VEC_NOOFFICIAL_NAMETOTAL SCHOOLSTOTAL PUPILS
1City of Cork VEC65,284
2City of Dublin VEC2213,051
3City of Limerick VEC31,714
4City of Waterford VEC21,466
7Dun Laoghaire VEC32,579
8City of Galway VEC32,229
12Co. Carlow VEC52,387
13Co. Cavan VEC53,135
14Co. Clare VEC72,166
15Co. Cork VEC2110,015
16Co. Donegal VEC154,670
17Co. Dublin VEC2611,367
18Co. Galway VEC112,160
19Kerry Education Service82,842
20Co. Kildare VEC104,294
21Co. Kilkenny VEC82,630
22Co. Laois VEC31,139
23Co. Leitrim VEC41,079
24Co. Limerick VEC94,470
25Co. Longford VEC4992
26Co. Louth VEC53,784
27Co. Mayo VEC82,295
28Co. Meath VEC94,608
29Co. Monaghan VEC62,490
30Co. Offaly VEC51,766
31Co. Roscommon VEC3714
32Co. Sligo VEC61,650
33Co. Tipperary (NR) VEC62,394
34Co. Tipperary (SR) VEC52,115
35Co. Waterford VEC31,224
36Co. Westmeath VEC41,692
37Co. Wexford VEC72,855
38Co. Wicklow VEC115,283

Photo of M J NolanM J Nolan (Carlow-Kilkenny, Fianna Fail)
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Question 188: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the number of post-leaving certificate students under the auspices of each Vocational Education Committee; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37918/10]

Photo of Mary CoughlanMary Coughlan (Tánaiste; Minister, Department of Education and Science; Donegal South West, Fianna Fail)
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The figures for Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) enrolments which the Deputy requested are contained in the file below.

These figures are extracted from the returns of recognised post-primary schools for 2009/10. This is the latest school year for which complete figures are available. Please note that in the case of Co. Laois in addition to the figures enrolled for post-primary schools there are also two Further Education Centres which had a combined total enrolment of 80 PLC students. These figures are included in the total for Co. Laois.

VECUptake October 2009
Co. Cavan1,581
Co. Carlow992
Co. Clare168
City of Cork4,456
Co. Cork1,466
City of Dublin8,995
Co. Dublin1,195
Boro of Dun Laoghaire2,580
Co. Donegal229
City of Galway1,578
Co. Galway221
Co. Kerry751
Co. Kildare395
Co. Kilkenny669
Co. Laois386*
Co. Leitrim94
City of Limerick1,199
Co. Limerick354
Co. Longford424
Co. Louth1,474
Co. Mayo501
Co. Meath451
Co. Monaghan363
Co. Offaly49
Co. Roscommon55
Co. Sligo843
Co. Tipperary N.R.747
Co. Tipperary S.R.329
City of Waterford904
Co. Waterford240
Co. Wexford941
Co. Westmeath208
Co. Wicklow1,285
Total36123
* Includes 2 Further Education Centres with a combined total of 80 students
Figures provided by Department of Education and Skills
October 2010

Photo of M J NolanM J Nolan (Carlow-Kilkenny, Fianna Fail)
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Question 189: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the annual budget for each Vocational Education Committee; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37919/10]

Photo of Mary CoughlanMary Coughlan (Tánaiste; Minister, Department of Education and Science; Donegal South West, Fianna Fail)
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The most recent year for which full details of expenditure in VECs in relation to programmes and services under the auspices of my Department is 2009. I set out below for the Deputy's information a breakdown of current expenditure per VEC for that year.

Current Expenditure per VEC (2009)
VECCurrent expenditure 2009 (€m)
City of Cork50.28
City of Dublin150.54
City of Galway22.40
City of Limerick26.57
City of Waterford17.97
Dun Laoghaire20.43
Co. Carlow21.76
Co. Cavan25.47
Co. Clare30.43
Co. Cork90.70
Co. Donegal51.32
Co. Dublin108.17
Co. Galway34.16
Co. Kerry37.43
Co. Kildare38.53
Co. Kilkenny25.82
Co. Laois18.52
Co. Leitrim11.98
Co. Limerick38.98
Co. Longford13.77
Co. Louth31.22
Co. Mayo28.94
Co. Meath39.31
Co. Monaghan23.52
Co. Offaly20.74
Co. Roscommon13.02
Co. Sligo16.74
Co. Tipperary NR25.48
Co. Tipperary SR23.55
Co. Waterford14.64
Co. Westmeath21.38
Co. Wexford34.30
Co. Wicklow47.82

Photo of M J NolanM J Nolan (Carlow-Kilkenny, Fianna Fail)
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Question 190: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the number of staff employed by each Vocational Education Committee; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37920/10]

Photo of Mary CoughlanMary Coughlan (Tánaiste; Minister, Department of Education and Science; Donegal South West, Fianna Fail)
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As the Deputy is aware, VECs are statutory bodies which employ and pay their own staff.

The information sought by the Deputy is being compiled by my officials and will be forwarded to him as soon as it is available.

Photo of M J NolanM J Nolan (Carlow-Kilkenny, Fianna Fail)
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Question 191: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the number of teachers employed by each Vocational Education Committee; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37921/10]

Photo of Mary CoughlanMary Coughlan (Tánaiste; Minister, Department of Education and Science; Donegal South West, Fianna Fail)
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The criteria used for the allocation of teachers to schools is published annually on my Department's website. The key factor for determining the level of staffing resources provided at individual school level for the current school year is the pupil enrolment at 30 September 2009. There are currently just over 8,400 wtes (whole time equivalent posts) allocated to the VEC sector. The document below sets out the information as requested by the Deputy.

VEC SchemeNo. of Teaching Posts
Co. Cavan207
Co. Carlow165
Co. Clare180
City of Cork331
Co. Cork802
City of Dublin791
Co. Dublin898
Boro of Dun Laoghaire155
Co. Donegal391
City of Galway139
Co. Galway199
Co. Kerry226
Co. Kildare342
Co. Kilkenny199
Co. Laois99
Co. Leitrim96
City of Limerick115
Co. Limerick356
Co. Longford89
Co. Louth265
Co. Mayo200
Co. Meath362
Co. Monaghan201
Co. Offaly153
Co. Roscommon62
Co. Sligo113
Co. Tipperary N.R.186
Co. Tipperary S.R.169
City of Waterford99
Co. Waterford95
Co. Wexford234
Co. Westmeath132
Co. Wicklow388

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