Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (300)

Billy Timmins

Question:

300. Deputy Billy Timmins asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding emergency funding in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8081/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The management authority of the school referred to by the Deputy submitted an application for funding under my Department's Emergency Works Scheme for a new roof and new window surrounds for their school building. As the scope of works for which funding was sought is outside the terms of the scheme it cannot be considered for funding. The school authority has been informed of this decision.

The Board of Management have been informed that my Department would be willing to consider an application for scaled back works. Should such an application be received it will be assessed and the school authority will be advised of the outcome.