Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Chris Flood

Question:

96 Mr. Flood asked the Minister for Education if capital moneys are available in the 1997 post-primary new school building programme to enable construction of the new school building to accommodate Coláiste de hÍde, Tallaght, Dublin 24 to commence; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4018/97]

Architectural planning for a new building for Coláiste de h-Íde, Tallaght, Dublin 24, is proceeding. At this stage of planning the question of providing a capital allocation does not arise.

When planning has been completed, further progress to the construction stage will be considered in light of the capital allocation available for post-primary building purposes.

Chris Flood

Question:

97 Mr. Flood asked the Minister for Education if the provision of a second-level school to serve the Kingswood Heights/Kilnamanagh areas of Tallaght, Dublin 24 will proceed to construction stage during the course of 1997; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4019/97]

The question of the need for a post-primary school to serve the Kingswood Heights and Kilnamanagh areas of Tallaght, Dublin 24, is under consideration at present and a decision will be taken in the matter as soon as possible.

The inclusion of a project in a building programme cannot be considered until such time as a decision is taken on the need for a school. In the circumstances, no financial provision has been made in the 1997 building programme in relation to the proposal referred to by the Deputy.