Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Billy Timmins

Question:

196 Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason the grant for minor capital works has not been paid to schools in Wicklow-Carlow to date; when it will be paid; the amount due to each primary school in County Wicklow and County Carlow; and if he will provide this information in tabular form. [10730/03]

Bernard Allen

Question:

218 Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason the grant for minor capital works has not been paid to schools in Cork city and county to date; when it will be paid; the amount due to each primary school in Cork city and county; and if he can provide this information in tabular form. [10924/03]

Paul McGrath

Question:

235 Mr. P. McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason the grant for minor capital works has not been awarded to schools in Westmeath to date; when it will be awarded; the amount due to each primary school in County Westmeath; and if he can provide this information in tabular form. [11133/03]

I propose to take Questions Nos. 196, 218 and 235 together.

The position regarding the grant scheme for minor works is set out in the 2003 school building programme which was published in January. The programme shows that €18.1 million has been provided for the payment of the full grant. The programme also identifies explicitly that there are two parts to the grant, €12.5 million for payment of the standard grant of €3,809 to each school and €5.6 million for payment of theper capita element at €12.70 per pupil.

The published programme also made clear that an expenditure review of the scheme, involving inspections of up to 300 schools, would be undertaken in the early part of the year. The purpose of the review is to ensure that the best use is being made of these funds by schools and to adjust the scheme in line with any recommendations that arise from the review. The review is about ensuring best practice and making the scheme as effective as possible. The published programme unambiguously states that the review is in the context of maintaining overall expenditure on the scheme at the same levels as in previous years.

Arrangements for this review are being finalised at the moment. It is intended to complete it before the end of the current school year.

Billy Timmins

Question:

197 Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason the ancillary services grant has not been paid to schools in Wicklow-Carlow to date; when it will be paid; the amount due to each primary school in County Wicklow and County Carlow; and if he will provide this information in tabular form. [10731/03]

Bernard Allen

Question:

212 Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason the ancillary services grant has not been paid to schools in Cork city and county to date; when it will be paid; the amount due to each primary school in Cork city and county; and if he can provide this information in tabular form. [10918/03]

Paul McGrath

Question:

236 Mr. P. McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason the ancillary services grant has not been awarded to schools in County Westmeath to date; when it will be awarded; the amount due to each primary school in County Westmeath; and if he can provide this information in tabular form. [11132/03]

I propose to take Questions Nos. 197, 212 and 236 together.

An amount of €625 was lodged to the bank accounts of all eligible schools on 20 December 2002 as an advance payment in respect of the ancillary services grant due in 2003. The balance of the grant due for 2003 was lodged to the bank accounts of 2,920 schools on 7 March last. A further 14 schools received their balance on 11 April.

The remainder of the eligible schools will receive payment in May, once details of their enrolments are received in my Department or any outstanding queries in relation to their enrolments are resolved at that stage. It is not possible to indicate the amount due until enrolment details are finalised.

Billy Timmins

Question:

198 Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason the information technology grant has not been paid to schools in Wicklow-Carlow to date; when it will be paid; the amount due to each primary school in County Wicklow and County Carlow; and if he will provide this information in tabular form. [10732/03]

Bernard Allen

Question:

213 Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason the information technology grant has not been paid to schools in Cork city and county to date; when it will be paid; the amount expected to be paid to each primary school in Cork city and county; and if he can provide this information in tabular form. [10919/03]

Paul McGrath

Question:

237 Mr. P. McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason the information technology grant has not been awarded to schools in County Westmeath to date; when it will be awarded; the amount expected to be awarded to each primary school in County Westmeath; and if he can provide this information in tabular form. [11131/03]

I propose to take Questions Nos. 198, 213 and 237 together.

Substantial funding has been made available to schools in recent years to promote the use of information and communications technologies in teaching and learning and to prepare students for participation in the knowledge society. However, my Department is subject to budgetary constraints in 2003 and this will limit the amount of ICT capital grants which can be provided to schools this year. My Department will be contacting schools in this regard in the near future.
The Government remains fully committed to supporting schools in the promotion of ICT skills and applications in teaching and learning. To this end, the National Centre for Technology in Education is currently conducting a nationwide census of all schools on behalf of my Department in order to determine progress achieved in meeting ICT needs and objectives as well as resource requirements going forward. The findings of this census, which will be available by mid-year, will inform future policy and funding priorities in this area having regard to available budgetary resources.

Billy Timmins

Question:

199 Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Education and Science the amount of the grant for minor capital works paid to each primary school in Wicklow and Carlow each year for the past five years; and if he will provide this information in tabular form. [10733/03]

Bernard Allen

Question:

214 Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Education and Science the amount of the grant for minor capital works paid to each primary school in Cork city and county each year for the past five years; and if he can provide this information in tabular form. [10920/03]

Paul McGrath

Question:

238 Mr. P. McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Science the amount of the grant for minor capital works awarded to each primary school in County Westmeath each year for the past five years; and if he can provide this information in tabular form. [11130/03]

I propose to take Questions Nos. 199, 214 and 238 together.

The information requested by the Deputies is not readily available in my Department. I will arrange for the information to be forwarded to the Deputies as soon as it has been compiled.

Billy Timmins

Question:

200 Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Education and Science the amount of the ancillary services grant paid to each primary school in Wicklow and Carlow each year for the past five years; and it he will provide this information in tabular form. [10734/03]

Bernard Allen

Question:

215 Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Education and Science the amount of the ancillary services grant paid to each primary school in Cork city and county each year for the past five years; and if he can provide this information in tabular form. [10921/03]

I propose to take Questions Nos. 200 and 215 together.

The information requested by the Deputies is not readily available to my Department. The information will be forwarded to the Deputies as soon as it has been compiled in the tabular format requested.

Billy Timmins

Question:

201 Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Education and Science the amount of the information technology grant paid to each primary school in Wicklow and Carlow each year for the past five years; and it he will provide this information in tabular form. [10735/03]

Information technology grants were issued in two phases under two separate initiatives. Payments were made in May 1998 and December 1999 under the schools IT2000 initiative. Further grants issued in December 2001 and May 2002 under the blueprint for the future of ICT in education. Details of relevant payments to primary schools in Wicklow and Carlow are in the following tabular statement.

ICT Grants to Primary Schools

RollNumber

School Name and Address

School IT2000

May '98

Dec '99

Blueprint Initiative

Dec '01

May '02

Total (€)1998-2003

00651R

Borris Mxd N S Borris Co Carlow

3,784

3,351

6,336

4,838

18,308

01116A

Baile an Chuilinn N S Muinebeag Co Carlow

3,314

1,058

3,676

3,771

11,819

01215C

Newtown Dunleckney Mxd Muinebeag Co Carlow

3,092

1,662

4,444

3,638

12,836

01415K

Rathoe NS Rathoe Co Carlow

2,984

622

3,085

3,105

9,796

02124E

Scoil Nais Molaise Old Leighlin Via Bilboa Co Carlow

3,028

729

3,200

3,295

10,252

04077I

Scoil Nais Bhride Grange Tullow Co Carlow

2,825

382

2,705

2,762

8,674

04154A

Ballyglisheen N S Ballyglisheen Borris Co Carlow

2,641

116

2,038

0

4,795

09320Q

Scoil Nais Mhuire Droimfeigh Bagenalstown Co Carlow

2,882

533

3,181

3,219

9,815

11135K

St Marys N S Muinebeag Co Carlow

2,863

489

3,295

3,200

9,847

13105L

St Bridgets Monastery Muinebeag Co Carlow

3,574

2,382

5,377

4,762

16,095

13507I

S N Muire Lourdes Tullow Co Carlow

3,879

2,720

6,825

5,333

18,757

13607M

St Columbas N S Tullow Co Carlow

2,863

507

2,990

2,876

9,236

14837L

S N Peadar agus Pol Ballon Co Carlow

3,403

1,147

4,228

4,343

13,120

16080N

S N Phadraig Naofa Patrician Brothers Tullow Co Carlow

6,031

2,471

6,311

5,257

20,069

16584S

Shangarry Central N S Myshall Co Carlow

2,603

116

2,719

16938E

Fr Cullen Memorial N S Tinryland Co Carlow

3,530

2,213

4,958

4,457

15,158

17053P

Bishop Foley Memorial School Carlow Co Carlow

3,828

3,564

7,688

6,209

21,290

17096K

S N Nmh Fhingin Garryhill Muinebheag Co Carlow

2,844

418

2,552

2,457

8,271

RollNumber

School Name and Address

School IT2000

May '98

Dec '99

Blueprint Initiative

Dec '01

May '02

Total (€)1998-2003

17127S

St Josephs NS Hacketstown Co Carlow

3,536

2,169

5,092

4,209

15,006

17330P

Scoil N Moling-Glynn St Mullins Kilkenny

3,092

1,591

3,835

2,952

11,470

17462J

Scoil Nais Mhichil Baile Nua Borris Co Carlow

2,793

373

2,666

2,647

8,481

17481N

St Brendans N S Drummond St Mullins Kilkenny

2,717

240

2,266

2,286

7,509

17501Q

S N Binn an Choire Binn an Choire Co Ceatharlach

3,676

2,720

7,072

6,361

19,830

17514C

S N Cluain na Gall Clonegal Enniscorthy Co Wexford

3,314

1,849

4,501

3,847

13,511

17663T

S N Phadraig Naofa Rathvilly Co Carlow

3,581

2,195

5,727

4,514

16,016

17669I

S N Treasa Naomha Cill Teagain Co Cille Manntain

2,647

89

2,095

2,076

6,907

17756D

Ballinabranna Mxd N S Milford Co Carlow

3,047

1,573

4,044

3,504

12,169

17796P

S N na hUrnaidhe Carlow Co Carlow

2,749

302

2,533

2,476

8,060

17994T

S N Fhoirtcheirn/Fhinin Midhiseal Co Ceatharlach

3,212

960

3,847

3,733

11,753

18024N

S N na Maighdine Ard Aitinn Co Ceatharlach

2,793

347

2,609

2,609

8,359

18090D

S N Cill Damhain Cill Damhain Inis Corthaigh Co Loch Garman

2,971

596

3,181

3,143

9,890

18183K

Queen of Universe N S Muinebheag Co Carlow

4,584

3,573

7,568

6,571

22,295

18363M

S N Muire Gan Small Green Lane Carlow

4,717

4,151

11,193

9,104

29,165

18424G

Scoil Nais Iosef Naofa Carlow Co Carlow

3,492

1,431

4,666

4,723

14,313

18510W

S N Nmh Padraig Baile Ui Mhurchadha Buirgheas Co Ceatharlach

2,743

276

2,438

2,514

7,970

18609S

S N Fiontain Naofa Rathmore Tullow Co Carlow

2,768

320

2,476

2,514

8,078

18615N

S N Ceatharlach Green Road Carlow

3,276

1,031

4,343

4,266

12,916

19315G

St Laserians Special Sc Carlow Co. Carlow

7,111

1,253

17,560

4,533

30,457

19477J

Holy Family B N S Askea Carlow Co Carlow

6,876

4,826

11,713

7,561

30,977

19478L

Holy Family G N S Askea Carlow Co Carlow

7,447

4,995

11,174

8,304

31,920

19784S

St Laserians Mxd N S Leighlinbridge Co Carlow

3,600

1,502

5,123

5,238

15,463

19811S

S N Eoghan Ui Thuairisc Bothar Phollerton Ceatharlach

5,028

4,409

10,653

10,285

30,375

19958C

S.N. Naomh Fhiach Graiguecullen Co Carlow

4,812

4,160

10,253

8,799

28,024

00973Q

Grange Con N S Grange Co Wicklow

2,895

1,324

3,378

2,762

10,359

00977B

Ballyconnell N S Ballyconnell Tullow Co Carlow

3,587

2,329

5,682

4,857

16,455

00984V

Glenealy 1 N S Glenealy Co Wicklow

3,098

1,680

4,063

3,352

12,193

01782O

S N Naomh Padraig Bearna Chle Arklow Co Wicklow

2,870

480

3,028

3,009

9,387

02276E

An tInbhear Mor B N S Arklow Co Wicklow

6,368

3,253

8,698

6,266

24,585

06176U

Blessington 1 N S Blessington Co Wicklow

2,812

382

3,009

3,181

9,385

07246U

Sisters of Charity N S Ravenswell Bray Co Wicklow

7,161

3,840

11,129

7,295

29,425

09760V

Powerscourt N S Powerscourt Enniskerry Co Wicklow

2,800

382

2,838

2,895

8,915

10111O

Lacken Mxd N S Lacken Blessington Co Wicklow

3,016

604

3,085

3,085

9,791

10131U

Moin an Bhealaigh N S Moin an Bhealaigh Co Cill Mantain

3,384

2,044

4,958

4,343

14,729

10683N

Kilbride N S Manor Kilbride Blessington Co Wicklow

3,225

933

3,771

3,771

11,701

11372B

Brittas Bay Mxd N S Brittas Bay Co Wicklow

3,130

844

3,847

3,809

11,631

11649S

Nuns Cross N S Nuns Cross Ashford Co Wicklow

2,946

596

3,162

3,219

9,922

12413R

Donaghmore N S Donaghmore Donard Co Wicklow

2,882

533

3,105

3,009

9,529

12529N

St Saviours N S Rathdrum Co Wicklow

2,762

329

2,857

2,952

8,900

12554M

Greystones 2 N S Greystones Co Wicklow

4,082

3,013

6,634

5,790

19,520

12688K

Kiltegan N S Kiltegan Co Wicklow

2,768

302

2,457

2,495

8,022

13224T

Ballintemple N S Ballintemple Avoca Co Wicklow

2,686

213

2,266

2,209

7,375

13246G

Moneystown N S Moneystown Bray Co Wicklow

3,098

782

4,501

3,790

12,172

13597M

St Andrews N S Bray Co Wicklow

3,447

1,218

5,396

5,123

15,185

13679O

Delgany N S Delgany Co Wicklow

3,790

3,689

7,828

5,904

21,211

13932A

S N Naomh Michael Arklow Co Wicklow

7,091

4,320

10,596

8,399

30,406

14045B

Carysfort Mxd N S Carysfort Arklow Co Wicklow

3,174

960

4,304

4,400

12,838

14269A

Dunlavin 2 N S Dunlavin Co Wicklow

2,730

276

2,552

2,571

8,129

14398L

Wicklow 2 N S Wicklow Co Wicklow

3,276

1,920

4,996

4,343

14,535

14829M

Redcross 1 N S Redcross Co Wicklow

2,730

276

2,571

2,552

8,129

14972R

Main Street N S Carnew Co Wicklow

2,666

160

2,247

2,247

7,321

15359G

Shillelagh N S Shillelagh Co Wicklow

2,749

311

2,438

2,495

7,993

15383D

St Peters Infts Arklow Co Wicklow

3,479

2,071

4,577

3,562

13,689

15676S

Padraig Naofa B N S De La Salle Wicklow

7,701

5,440

14,139

11,485

38,764

16027J

S N Muire Stratford on Slaney Grangecon Co Wicklow

2,965

604

3,314

3,105

9,988

16573N

St Brigid N S Convent G Greystones Co Wicklow

7,339

4,364

9,091

7,809

28,603

16590N

St Brigids Convent Kilcoole Co Wicklow

6,107

2,151

6,749

6,057

21,064

16591P

Newtownmountkennedy Con Netownmountkennedy Wicklow

3,428

2,124

4,825

4,152

14,530

16634H

St Laurences N S Roundwood Co Wicklow

3,752

2,409

6,273

4,990

17,423

16872A

Cronan Naofa N S Bray Co Wicklow

4,628

3,920

10,729

10,152

29,429

16874E

S N Naomh Iosef G Rathnew Co Wicklow

3,276

960

3,657

3,657

11,550

16924Q

Caomhin Naofa N S Glean Da Loch Bri Cualann Co Cill Mhantain

3,016

658

3,619

3,809

11,101

17091A

S N Muire Blessington Co Wicklow

4,768

3,991

11,910

10,152

30,820

17181B

St Josephs N S Templerainey Arklow Co Wicklow

5,015

5,537

13,078

11,447

35,078

17223O

S N Muire is Gearard Enniskerry Co Wicklow

3,949

3,084

7,936

6,628

21,597

RollNumber

School Name and Address

School IT2000

May '98

Dec '99

Blueprint Initiative

Dec '01

May '02

Total (€)1998-2003

17228B

Clochar Muire N S Rathdrum Co Wicklow

5,511

1,200

5,142

4,590

16,443

17265H

Rathdrum Boys N S Rathdrum Co Wicklow

3,435

2,133

5,206

4,495

15,269

17304O

Annacurra N S Annacurra Aughrim Co Wicklow

3,098

711

3,638

3,524

10,971

17500O

S N Muire Mxd Barndarrig Co Wicklow

2,990

578

3,333

3,524

10,425

17537O

Scoil Padraig Naofa Bray Co Wicklow

10,317

9,759

18,640

17,332

56,048

17576B

Scoil an Choroin Mhuire Wicklow Town Co Wicklow

7,841

4,968

13,415

10,475

36,699

17720F

Scoil Naomh Caoimhghin Greystones Co Wicklow

7,028

4,702

10,920

10,209

32,858

17810G

Sn Nicolais Naofa Dunluain Co Cill Mhantain

3,936

3,697

7,079

6,114

20,826

17826V

Na Coroine Muire Mxd Ashford Co Wicklow

4,285

2,400

7,142

7,142

20,970

17907V

Crossbridge N S Crossbridge Tinahely Co Wicklow

2,844

400

2,971

3,085

9,301

17920N

Donard N S Donard Co Wicklow

3,162

915

3,657

3,581

11,315

18033O

Kilcommon N S Kilcommon Tinahely Co Wicklow

2,806

356

2,781

2,838

8,780

18054W

Hollywood N S Hollywood Naas Co Kildare

3,409

1,138

4,825

4,152

13,524

18118W

Coolfancy N S Cul Fhasaigh Tinahely Co Wicklow

2,920

489

3,009

3,314

9,733

18198A

Padraig Naofa N S Avoca Co Wicklow

3,574

2,266

5,530

4,876

16,246

18242A

Carnew N S Carnew Co Wicklow

3,752

3,431

6,622

5,352

19,157

18281K

Marino School N.S. Church Road Bray Co Wicklow

5,054

436

7,504

2,781

15,774

18357R

S N Padraig Naofa Curtlestown Enniskerry Co Wicklow

3,035

711

3,428

3,428

10,602

18365Q

Kilmacanogue N S Kilmacanogue Bray Co Wicklow

4,260

3,200

7,301

6,628

21,389

18383S

Naomh Fingin N S Kilquiggan Coolkenna Tullow

2,654

107

2,760

18408I

Newcourt Special School Newcourt Road Bray County Wicklow

5,841

755

10,932

3,543

21,071

18434J

Rathcoyle N S Rathcoyle Rathdangan Co Wicklow

2,895

400

2,705

2,724

8,723

18452L

St Anthonys Boys Ns Kilcoole Greystones Co Wicklow

6,120

3,937

7,574

5,695

23,326

18464S

Naomh Peadar N S Bray Co Wicklow

5,327

1,822

5,054

3,676

15,878

18470N

Naomh Brid N S Cnoc an Eanaigh Ballinglen Co Wicklow

2,920

498

2,933

3,085

9,437

18473T

An Chroi Ro Naofa N S Aughrim Co Wicklow

3,397

1,209

4,400

4,590

13,595

18489L

Tinahely N S Tinahely Co Wicklow

3,301

1,840

4,787

3,657

13,585

18502A

S N Naomh Brid Talbotstown Kiltegan Co Wicklow

2,920

587

3,238

3,257

10,002

18732R

Naomh Seosamh B N S Newtownmountkennedy Greystones Co Wicklow

3,638

2,346

7,758

4,838

18,580

18962L

St Ernans B N S Rathnew Co Wicklow

3,301

2,000

4,558

3,962

13,821

19339U

Stratford Lodge Ns Baltinglass Co Wicklow

2,743

276

2,514

2,724

8,256

19508R

St Fergals Junior National School Ballywaltrim Bray Co Wicklow

7,015

5,937

11,256

8,190

32,399

19522L

St Catherines Spec Sch Newcastle Greystones Co Wicklow

5,130

604

10,133

3,143

19,009

19573F

St Laurences N S St Laurences N S Kindlestown Greystones

8,095

5,724

14,691

12,247

40,756

19584K

Scoil Chualann Bothar Vevay Bre Co Chill Mhantain

4,355

3,342

7,530

6,857

22,083

19599A

St Kierans Spec School Old Conna Bray Co Wicklow

6,019

755

10,818

3,447

21,040

19654F

St Fergals Senior N S Ballywaltrim Bray Co Wicklow

7,784

5,617

12,831

8,361

34,593

19734D

St Francis N S Newcastle Co Wicklow

3,124

844

4,425

3,828

12,221

19748O

Scoil Mhuire na nAird Shillelagh Co Wicklow

3,073

711

3,333

3,295

10,412

19754J

Bray School Project N S Killarney Rd Ballywaltrim Bray

4,222

2,346

7,263

6,552

20,383

20016D

Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh 4 Prince Of Wales Terrace Bre, Co. Chill Mhantain

3,035

1,813

5,339

4,914

15,101

20030U

Newtown House Special School Newtown Mt Kennedy Co Wicklow

4,012

44

4,057

20039P

Scoil Naomh Iosaf Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow

4,501

4,373

8,907

8,018

25,800

20045K

Gaelscoil Chill Mhantain Bothar Marlton, Baile Chill Mhantain Co. Chill Mhantain

2,978

835

4,742

5,295

13,850

20080M

Gaelscoil an Inbhir Mhoir Fernbank Park Cemetery Road An tInbhear Mhoir

0

178

3,219

3,733

7,130

Billy Timmins

Question:

202 Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Education and Science the amount of the capitation grant paid to each primary school in Wicklow and Carlow each year for the past five years; and it he will provide this information in tabular form. [10736/03]

Bernard Allen

Question:

217 Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Education and Science the amount of capitation grant paid to each primary school in Cork city and county each year for the last five years; and if he will provide this information in tabular form. [10923/03]

Paul McGrath

Question:

240 Mr. P. McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Science the amount of capitation grant awarded to each primary school in County Westmeath each year for the past five years; and if he can provide this information in tabular form. [11135/03]

I propose to take Questions Nos. 202, 217 and 240 together.

The information requested by the Deputies is not readily available in my Department. The information will be forwarded to the Deputies as soon as it has been compiled in the tabular format requested.