Tuesday, 19 October 2004

Questions (365)

John McGuinness

Question:

506 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Education and Science the status of refurbishment works and the provision of a physical education facility at a school (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; the amount spent on the school since 2002; if an architect has been appointed arising from the report; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25077/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

The school planning section of my Department is examining all building projects in line with the project prioritisation criteria that were recently revised in consultation with the education partners. The application for an extension, including a physical education hall, will be included in the review. I expect to provide an update on the progress of individual projects later this year. The school is the ongoing recipient of funding. The question of capital funding will be considered when the proposed project is ready to advance to tender and construction.