Tuesday, 19 October 2004

Questions (380, 381)

Olwyn Enright

Question:

521 Ms Enright asked the Minister for Education and Science when she expects the work on an extension to a school (details supplied) in County Cork to begin; the reason work on the extension has not commenced since sanctioned in 2000; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that this four teacher school has had only three classrooms for the past 17 years and that the general practitioner room is now used as a classroom; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25203/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

An application for grant aid towards an extension has been received from the management authority of the school to which the Deputy refers. My officials are nearing completion of a review of all projects, which did not proceed to construction as part of the 2004 school building programme with a view to including them as part of a multi-annual programme from 2005. The needs of the school referred to are being considered as part of this review. I expect to provide details of the multi-annual programme before the end of the current year.

Bernard Allen

Question:

522 Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Education and Science when a capital allocation will be made to a school (details supplied) in County Cork in order to commence construction of a new school as they are currently operating out of a rented property. [25238/04]

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An application for grant aid towards an extension has been received from the management authority of the school to which the Deputy refers. My officials are nearing completion of a review of all projects which did not proceed to construction as part of the 2004 school building programme with a view to including them as part of a multi-annual programme from 2005. The needs of the school referred to are being considered as part of this review. I expect to provide details of the multi-annual programme before the end of the current year.