Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (437, 438)

Emmet Stagg

Question:

550 Mr. Stagg asked the Minister for Education and Science if he will sanction funding for the provision of a covered walkway at Confey College, Leixlip in County Kildare from the 2004 secondary school building programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2183/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

My Department prioritised projects for inclusion in the 2004 school building programme on the basis of the published criteria. It was not possible to include provision for a covered walkway at Confey College, Leixlip in County Kildare.

Emmet Stagg

Question:

551 Mr. Stagg asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason Scoil Choca Naofa, Kilcock in County Kildare was excluded completely from the 2004 school building programme; if his attention has been drawn to the urgent need for new accommodation at the school; if he will now allow architectural planning to proceed with a view to construction commencing on site in 2004; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2184/04]

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An application for grant aid towards improvement works has been received from the management authority of Scoil Choca Naofa, Kilcock. The application is being assessed at present in the school planning section of my Department. When completed, the results of this assessment, together with an indicative timeframe for the delivery of any identified accommodation deficits, will be provided to the school's authority.

Question No. 552 answered with QuestionNo. 548.