Written Answers. - RAPID Programme.

Jack Wall


129 Mr. Wall asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation if he will consider an application for the RAPID scheme for schools (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17565/01]

The Programme for Prosperity and Fairness included a commitment to target the 25 areas with the greatest concentration of disadvantage for priority investment under the National Development Plan 2000-2006.

The RAPID programme has been developed to deliver on that commitment and the 25 areas selected represent the most deprived 5% of district electoral divisions in the country. County Kildare is not included among the areas selected for the programme.