Tuesday, 13 December 2005

Questions (418)

John McGuinness

Question:

453 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Education and Science the status of an application for a school (details supplied) in County Carlow under the devolved grant scheme; and if the application will be approved in view of the changed circumstances at the school. [39082/05]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

The school planning section of my Department is in receipt of an application for major capital funding from the management authority of the school to which the Deputy refers. The application has been assessed in accordance with the published prioritisation criteria for large-scale projects. Progress on the proposed works is being considered in the context of the school building and modernisation programme from 2006 onwards. In the meantime, approval has been given to the school for the rental of temporary accommodation to meet its immediate accommodation needs.