Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Billy Timmins

Question:

129 Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Education and Science the position in relation to the extension to a school (details supplied) in County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19185/03]

The proposed large-scale building project for the school in question is listed in section 6 of the 2003 school building programme which I published on my Department's website, www.education.ie. This 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.