Free schoolbooks

 

Sir,– I see that the State intends to supply free books to 100-plus selected schools (“‘First step’ towards free books for primary school children”, News, January 10th).

Why not use the Dáil printer to supply all schools with free books? This would be a far better use of resources than the useless calendars, Christmas cards and the like that our elected representatives are so fond of. – Yours, etc,

JOHN K ROGERS,

Rathowen,

Co Westmeath.