Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (330)

Billy Timmins


330. Deputy Billy Timmins asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an emergency works grant in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8633/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The school referred to by the Deputy submitted an application for funding under my Department's Emergency Works Scheme for the erection of railings on the boundary wall in July 2012. This application was refused as the scope of works for which funding was sought was outside the terms of the scheme. This decision was appealed and the school authority were informed that the project still remained outside the scope of the scheme. In December, 2012 the school authorities advised my Department that the works had been carried out by the parents and requested funding to cover the cost of these works. My Department does not provide grant aid for projects undertaken by schools without prior approval.