Thursday, 4 November 2004

Questions (193)

James Breen

Question:

190 Mr. J. Breen asked the Minister for Education and Science if she will make funding available for an extension to the principal’s office at a school (details supplied) in County Clare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27711/04]

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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 referred to by the Deputy.

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. 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. The accommodation needs of the school referred to are being considered as part of this review.

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.