Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Paul McGrath

Question:

141 Mr. P. McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Science the situation concerning the provision of a gymnasium at Mullingar community college. [19262/03]

The 2003 capital programme has been published and full details in relation to individual projects are available on my Department's website, www.education.ie. In view of the scale of the programme and given the level of financial commitments to be met from projects already under construction, my Department does not envisage that it will be in a position during this year to allow further large scale projects, including that at Mullingar community college, to commence architectural planning. The timing of when this project can progress depends on the funding allocation for 2004 and subsequent years.