Written Answers. - Sport Facilities.

Seán Crowe

Question:

148 Mr. Crowe asked the Minister for Education and Science if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the board of management and parents of children attending Firhouse community college have been requesting a sports hall for the students since the school opened in 1982; and the measures he proposes to take to overcome this anomaly. [15141/02]

I am pleased to inform the Deputy that the provision of a PE hall has been sanctioned for Firhouse community college.

Approval has been given to the chief executive officer of County Dublin VEC to arrange with his design team to commence the pre-qualification of suitable contractors for the proposed works. On completion, the question of inviting tenders will be considered and a decision conveyed to the chief executive officer.