Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (251)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

251. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the dialogue between an organisation (details supplied) regarding the purchasing of a small parcel of land adjacent to a school in County Wexford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5697/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

My Department is currently engaging with the organisation referred to by the Deputy in the context of a request for improved accommodation at a school. During this engagement, the organisation raised the matter of acquiring a parcel of land adjacent to the school. My Department advised that the main focus of its capital budget for the coming years is the delivery of the projects outlined in the 5 Year Construction Plan which prioritises new school buildings and extensions in areas where a significant demographic need has been established. The school in question is not included in the Plan. My officials have indicated to the organisation concerned that it is open to it to write to my Department regarding the matter.