asked the Minister for Education if it is his intention to provide grants for repairs to school roofs; and, if so, when.
Written Answers. - School Roofs Repair.
Grants are available for repairs to the roofs of national schools on the recommendation of the Commissioners of Public Works and in accordance with the provisions of the Rules for National Schools.
Roof repairs do not normally qualify for assistance under the scheme of building grants for secondary schools. My Department has, however, received requests from a number of secondary schools for grants towards the cost of roof repairs. I am arranging to have the applications for assistance and the circumstances of each case examined. Pending the completion of this examination, I cannot say if any grant would be provided.