Written Answers. - School Accommodation.

Emmet Stagg


90 Mr. Stagg asked the Minister for Education and Science the way in which the pilot scheme initiative aimed at reducing temporary school accommodation will work, specifically in relation to Scoil Phadraig, Clane, County Kildare; when the additional permanent facilities will be provided; if the school will have sufficient places for all pupils enrolled for September 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17286/03]

My Department is committed to greater devolution of control and responsibility for building projects to school authorities. Under this particular initiative, my Department provides a grant to schools and control and responsibility for the planning and construction stages of the building projects is devolved to the school authorities. The pilot initiative is focused on enabling each of the participating schools, including Scoil Phadraig, Clane, to undertake a permanent solution to their immediate classroom accommodation needs.