Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (246)

Paudie Coffey

Question:

246. Deputy Paudie Coffey asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide in tabular form the total number of prefabs that were rented in County Waterford in the years 2010 to 2013, inclusive, that are no longer rented; the number of prefabs that have been replaced with permanent classrooms for the years 2010 to 2013, inclusive, in County Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5475/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

A table detailing the number of rented prefabs in Waterford for the years 2010 - 2013 is attached for the Deputy's attention. Please note that one prefab unit may consist of one or more classrooms and/or ancillary accommodation. Under my Department's Prefab Replacement Initiatives 2012 and 2013, approval was given to 216 schools nationally to replace 573 prefab units with permanent accommodation. Of these, 39 mainstream and resource units are currently being replaced with permanent classrooms in Waterford. Replacing prefabs is part of the Government's €475 million education infrastructure plan for 2014. The Plan will provide modern, high quality accommodation for pupils and teachers and construction related jobs for workers around the country.

Prefab units in Waterford city and county 2010 - 2013

Year

County

No of Prefab Units

2010

Waterford

16

2011

Waterford

43

2012

Waterford

30

2013

Waterford

23