Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Questions (113)

Ciara Conway

Question:

136 Deputy Ciara Conway asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the emergency works application in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Waterford which urgently requires funding to carry out much needed repairs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13436/11]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Skills)

An application under my Department's Emergency Works Scheme for window replacement has been received from the school referred to by the Deputy. The purpose of the Emergency Works Scheme is solely for unforeseen emergencies or to provide funding to facilitate inclusion and access for special needs pupils. An emergency is deemed to be a situation which poses an immediate risk to health, life, property or the environment which is sudden, unforeseen and requires immediate action and in the case of a school if not corrected would prevent the school or part thereof from opening. As the scope of works for this project is outside the terms of the Emergency Works Scheme it cannot be considered for emergency funding. The school has been informed of the decision.