Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (351, 352)

Michael Ring

Question:

459 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Education and Science if his Department will make a formal response in relation to the offer of convent buildings to a school (details supplied) in County Mayo. [1526/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

Officials in the planning and building unit of my Department are in contact with the authorities of the school to which the Deputy refers and will correspond directly with them regarding development of the school.

John McGuinness

Question:

460 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Education and Science further to Parliamentary Question No. 108 of 6 March 2003 the progress that has been made; if the analysis of post-primary provision at this location is complete; and the action he plans to take; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1557/04]

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My Department's analysis of post-primary provision in the Callan area has not yet been concluded. The post-primary educational landscape in the area is less than straightforward with the result that a number of issues require to be comprehensively explored before final decisions are reached. This exploration cum analysis is ongoing.