Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (391)

Cecilia Keaveney

Question:

503 Cecilia Keaveney asked the Minister for Education and Science the position regarding an extension to a school (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1808/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

The proposed large scale building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is listed in section 9 of the 2004 school building programme which is published on my Department's website atwww.education.ie. This proposed project is at stage 1 of architectural planning, initial sketch. It has been assigned a band 3 rating by my Department in accordance with the published criteria for prioritising large scale projects.

Indicative timescales have been included in the school building programme for large scale projects proceeding to tender in 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.