Written Answers. - School Transport.

John Perry

Question:

1124 Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Education and Science further to Parliamentary Question No. 252 of 5 April 2000, the progress made on the provision of a parking bay for the five buses at Coláiste Mhuire, Ballymote, County Sligo, in view of the fact that an area of ground has been made available; the negotiations and meetings that have taken place in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20656/00]

My Department is not aware of lands having been acquired for the provision of a parking bay at Coláiste Mhuire in Ballymote. It is understood that negotiations to acquire lands are proceeding. However, a range of complex issues require to be resolved before this matter can be progressed including land ownership matters, the proximity of vehicular traffic to pedestrian traffic and related issues.

John Perry

Question:

1125 Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Education and Science the progress which has been made in relation to school transport for a person (details supplied) in County Sligo in view of the medical opinion submitted; if he will make a favourable decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20657/00]

My Department has forwarded the doctor's note to the medical adviser for a recommendation. The Deputy will be informed of the outcome as soon as possible.