Wednesday, 28 January 2004

Questions (136)

John Gormley

Question:

249 Mr. Gormley asked the Minister for Education and Science when he will sanction the new secondary school building for Muckross Park College in Donnybrook, Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2486/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

The large-scale building project for Muckross Park College, Donnybrook, Dublin is listed in section 8 of the 2004 school building programme, which is published on my Department's website atwww.education.ie. The project is at an advanced stage of architectural planning, namely, pre-tender stage. It has been assigned a band 2 rating by my Department in accordance with the published criteria for prioritising large-scale projects.

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.