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Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books?

Making primary school books free every year would “significantly reduce financial stress” on parents, SVP has argued.

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SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT provide all school books for free to help parents with back-to-school costs?

Charity St Vincent de Paul said it would cost the government €20 million to provide primary school books for free, which was described as a possible “easy win” for Budget 2020.

So, what do you think? Should the government provide all school books for free?

Poll Results:

Yes (6364)
No (3411)
I don't know (426)

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