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National literacy strategy: draft due June

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, told Peadar Toibin (SF, Meath W) and Michael Moynihan (FF, Cork NW ) that he expected that the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy would be drafted by the end of June (Dail Eireann, Debates, 4th May 2011, 517).  His department had received over 460 submissions and oral consultations with stakeholders were on-going.  The strategy would contain specific short and long-term actions and their implementation would be overseen by a National Literacy and Numeracy Implementation Group supported by a National Literacy and Numeracy Forum.

> Number of participants in literacy programmes: Dail Eireann, Debates, 3rd May 2011, 197; funding: Dail Eireann, Debates, 4th May 2011, 511.