Written Answers. - County Galway School.

576.

asked the Minister for Education if there is a grant scheme in operation to provide financial assistance for the improvement of facilities, including a school shelter, a rear entrance and recreational facilities for a national school (details supplied) in County Galway.

My Department has asked the Commissioners of Public Works to investigate the report on the question of providing a tarmacadamed play area at the school in question. As soon as this report is to hand my Department will examine the question of sanctioning a grant.

There is no record of any application having being received in my Department for the other items mentioned in the Deputy's question. The question of sanctioning a grant for them does not, therefore, arise.

In the case of play shelters there are, in any event, no funds at the disposal of my Department from which grants can be allowed towards the cost of providing this facility at national schools.