Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (246)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

246. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has identified a site or has plans to relocate a school (details supplied) in County Wexford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9853/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The school, referred to by the Deputy, has applied to my Department for large scale capital funding. The current status of all projects on the school building programme, including the school in question, may be viewed on my Department's website at www.education.ie and this is being updated regularly throughout the year.

As outlined in the Five Year Plan that I announced on 9 March 2012 last, the delivery of major school projects required to meet demographic demand will be the main focus for capital investment in the coming years. Due to the financial constraints imposed by the need to prioritise available funding to meet future demographic demands, it has not been possible to advance all applications for capital funding concurrently. The Deputy will appreciate that the primary aim at the core of the Five Year Plan, is to ensure that every child will have access to a physical school place.