Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (891)

Bernard J. Durkan


905 Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the progress to date in the determination of eligibility for financial assistance in respect of an application recently submitted by a college (details supplied) for the provision of an astro turf pitch at the school; when a decision will be made with particular reference to the needs of the students at this school for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35080/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport)

A new round of the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) was launched on 28th March 2012. The deadline for receipt of applications was 11 May for paper-based applications and 1 June for applications made online. The process of assessing applications will take some time, due to the volume of applications and the detailed information contained in each one. As a result, I do not expect to be in a position to announce the list of successful applicants before the late autumn or early winter 2012.