Thursday, 4 November 2004

Questions (190)

Dan Neville

Question:

187 Mr. Neville asked the Minister for Education and Science the position regarding upgrading and major refurbishment to achieve basic standards for a school (details supplied) in County Limerick. [27625/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

The application for upgrade and refurbishment at the school to which the Deputy refers is being considered as part 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. All projects are being assessed against the revised prioritisation criteria, published earlier this year following consultation with the education partners. Each project will be assigned a band rating and the progress of all projects will be considered in the context of the multi-annual programme.

Following conclusion of the current Estimates and budgetary process I intend to publish the 2005 building programme which will operate in a multi-annual framework.