Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Questions (205, 206, 207, 208)

Olwyn Enright

Question:

281 Ms Enright asked the Minister for Education and Science if he intends to provide proper physical education facilities including an indoor PE facility with showers, toilets and changing rooms at the 1,027-student Loreto secondary school at Balbriggan, County Dublin; when he intends to do this; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4039/04]

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Olwyn Enright

Question:

282 Ms Enright asked the Minister for Education and Science if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Loreto secondary school, Balbriggan, County Dublin, is unable to facilitate PE classes for sixth year students due to inadequate sports facilities; his views on this; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4040/04]

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Olwyn Enright

Question:

283 Ms Enright asked the Minister for Education and Science if his attention has been drawn to the fact that students taking PE classes in Loreto secondary school, Balbriggan, County Dublin, have to sit out classes due to inadequate facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4041/04]

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Olwyn Enright

Question:

284 Ms Enright asked the Minister for Education and Science if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there are 1,027 students at Loreto secondary school, Balbriggan, County Dublin, and that the only indoor PE facilities it has is an extremely small space in a building constructed in 1909; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4042/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 281 to 284, inclusive, together.

I am pleased to advise the Deputy that Loreto secondary school, Balbriggan, is one of 32 additional schools that will benefit from the further €30 million investment in school buildings that I announced last week. These schools will bring to more than 200 the number of schools with significant building projects to be authorised to go to tender and construction during 2004. My Department will be contacting the school regarding the accommodation to be provided and the delivery of the building project.