Written Answers. - Schools Refurbishment.

Emmet Stagg

Question:

183 Mr. Stagg asked the Minister for Education and Science if he will sanction the required improvement works to Scoil Mhuire secondary school, Clane, County Kildare; the estimated cost of the works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10707/03]

The 2003 capital programme has now been published and full details in relation to individual projects are available on my Department's website at www.education.ie. Given the level of financial commitments to be met from projects already in construction, I do not envisage that my Department will be in a position during this year to initiate architectural planning on any further large scale projects, including that at Scoil Mhuire in Clane. The project will be considered in the context of the capital programme for 2004.

To maintain the integrity of the procurement process, I cannot give an indication of the estimated cost.