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Schools Building Projects.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 22 March 2007

Thursday, 22 March 2007

Questions (239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248)

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

240 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science the degree to which current and future accommodation and other requirements are met or are expected to be met at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11001/07]

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Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

241 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science the degree to which current and future accommodation and other requirements are met or are expected to be met at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11002/07]

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Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

243 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science the position in relation to an application for major capital funding from a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; her plans to progress this matter in the next six months; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11004/07]

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Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

244 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science the position in relation to an application for major capital funding from a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; her plans to progress this matter in the next six months; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11005/07]

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Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

245 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science the position in relation to an application for major capital funding from a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; her plans to progress this matter in the next six months; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11006/07]

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Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

269 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science her proposals to meet the current and future requirements in respect of accommodation and other facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11036/07]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 240, 241, 243 to 245, inclusive, and 269 together.

I can confirm to the Deputy that the Department is in receipt of applications for major capital funding from the management authorities of the schools to which he refers. The applications have 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 multi-annual School Building and Modernisation Programme.

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

242 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science the position in relation to an application for major capital funding for a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; her plans to progress this matter in the next six months; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11003/07]

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Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

248 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science the position in relation to an application for large scale funding for a school (details supplied) in County Kildare under the school building and modernisation programme 2007; when it is expected this project will progress in view of the urgent and pressing needs of the school in question; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11009/07]

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I propose to take Questions Nos. 242 and 248 together.

I can confirm to the Deputy that the Department is in receipt of an application for major capital funding from the management authority of the school to which he refers. The applications have 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 multi-annual School Building and Modernisation Programme.

Questions Nos. 243 to 245, inclusive, answered with Question No. 240.

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

246 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science if a design team has been appointed to a school (details supplied) following an information seminar attended by representatives of the board of management in December 2006; her plans to progress this matter in early date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11007/07]

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Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

268 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science the position in regard to the provision of the new school at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; the extent to which she will accelerate the process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11035/07]

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I propose to take Questions Nos. 246 and 268 together.

As the Deputy will be aware, the project to provide a new building for the school to which he refers is one of 80 projects which I approved to commence architectural planning in 2007. Officials in the School Building Section will be in contact shortly with the school authority with regard to the appointment of a design team to commence architectural planning for this project.

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