It is proposed to provide a new post-primary school in Ratoath to cater for 875 pupils. Officials in the building unit of my Department are in communication with County Meath Vocational Educational Committee regarding the acquisition of a suitable site, which has been identified, and the chief executive officer is currently negotiating the purchase of this site.
In view of the scale of the school building programme, as now published on my Department's website, and having regard to the level of financial commitments to be met from projects already in construction, my Department does not envisage that it will be in a position during the current year to initiate architectural planning for this project. The timing of when the project can commence architectural planning is dependent on the financial allocation for 2004 and subsequent years.
Question No. 232 answered with Question No. 174.
Question No. 233 answered with Question No. 173.
Question No. 234 answered with Question No. 172.