Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (294)

Olwyn Enright


395 Ms Enright asked the Minister for Education and Science the position regarding funding for a new school at Coralstown national school, Mullingar; the possible starting date for this important school project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1143/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

The large-scale building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is listed in section 8 of the 2004 school building programme which is published on my Department's website atwww.education.ie. This project has been assigned a band 2 rating by my Department in accordance with the published criteria for prioritising large-scale projects. It will be authorised to progress to advanced architectural planning during 2004.

The budget announcement regarding multi-annual capital envelopes will enable me to adopt a multi-annual framework for the school building programme which in turn will give greater clarity regarding projects that are not progressing in this year's programme. I will make a further announcement in that regard during the year.