Written Answers. - School Accommodation.

Dinny McGinley

Question:

176 Mr. McGinley asked the Minister for Education and Science if his attention has been drawn to the difficulties due to inadequate accommodation at Scoil Phádraig, Dobhair, Bunbeag, County Donegal; and if he will approve funding in order that the essential accommodation can be provided. [18953/03]

The proposed largescale building project for Scoil Phádraig, Dore, Bunbeg, County Donegal is listed in section 6, primary, of the 2003 school building programme which I published on my Department's website at www.education.ie. This proposed project is at an advanced stage of architectural planning and has been assigned a "band 2" rating by my Department in accordance with the published criteria for prioritising large-scale projects. Projects listed in sections 6 and 7 (primary) are not being authorised to progress beyond their current stage of architectural planning for the time being. The timing of when projects listed in these sections can progress to tender and construction will depend on the budgetary allocation for 2004 and subsequent years and the priority afforded to each project by reference to the band rating.