Thursday, 11 March 2004

Questions (109)

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

110 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science when the balance of grants awarded to various second level schools to encourage participation in the sciences will be made; if all schools to which such awards were made are likely to receive payments in the near future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8218/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

My Department is currently examining the applications received and upon completion will issue payments to relevant schools.

Therefore, the Deputy will appreciate that I am not in a position to indicate how many schools or the level of funding likely to be provided until the evaluation is completed. It is, however, the intention of my Department's school building unit to have finalised this examination by mid-April 2004 at the latest and to proceed at that time with the issuing of further grant aid in this regard.