Written Answers. - Schools Refurbishment.

Jim O'Keeffe

Question:

138 Mr. J. O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Education and Science if his attention has been drawn to the concerns on the part of all concerned in the Model School, Dunmanway, where a major refurbishment programme was committed to over two years ago; his views on whether the refurbishment programme is absolutely necessary from the health and safety point of view; and if he will indicate when the work will commence. [19195/03]

My Department's building unit is reviewing recent reports from the design team for this project. It expects to be in contact with the school authorities in the very near future concerning this project.