Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (96)

Noel Coonan

Question:

95 Deputy Noel Coonan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary which has applied for major capital funding; the timeframe for completion of works; the work that has yet to be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35627/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Skills)

My Department has received an application for an extension from the school in question which has been assigned a Band 3 rating in accordance with the published prioritisation criteria for large scale building projects.

The Deputy will appreciate, that in view of the financial constraints imposed by the need, as outlined in the Five Year Plan, to prioritise available funding for the provision of essential school accommodation to meet demographic demand, it is not possible to indicate at this point when a project for the school in question will be progressed.