Tarxien temples received 65,000 paying visitors last year

Teen pregnancies, teleworking and childcare centres feature in today's PQs

Tarxien temples.

Tarxien temples.

65,512 paying persons visited the Tarxien Neolithic Temples last year, Culture Minister Owen Bonnici told Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici (PN) in parliament. There were also 600 primary school children who did not pay.

The minister also said that maintenance works at the temples cost €72,000.

Schoolgirl mothers

Three schoolgirl mothers, two aged 14 and another one 16, left school because of their pregnancy during the current scholastic year, parliament was told this evening. 

Education Minister Evarist Bartolo, answering a question by George Pullicino (PN), said one pregnant girl had decided to continue attending school.

Similarly, seven expectant students during scholastic years 2015-2016 and 2014-2015 continued to attend classes.

Reduced hours, teleworkers

There are 23 employees working reduced hours and another 37 in departments falling within his remit who avail of teleworking facilities, the Prime Minister said this evening. 

Dr Muscat was answering a question in parliament by PN deputy leader Mario de Marco.


Industrial Tribunal cases

During last year, the Industrial Tribunal concluded 75 cases.
Minister Helena Dalli told Carm Mifsud Bonnici (PN) that until the end of last month, there were 592 pending cases which include 313 claims by former Malta Drydocks workers.

106 licenced child care centres

There are 106 licenced childcare centres in Malta and Gozo, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo told Nationalist MP Chris Said.

He said that there were 52 in 2010, 60 in 2011 and 63 in 2012.



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