Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Questions (146)

Dara Calleary

Question:

146. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills the amount of money spent on a proposed new school building project (details supplied) in County Mayo; if he will confirm if capital grant assistance towards a new school or devolved grant assistance was previously offered to the school management; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11903/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Design team fees of just under €116,000 have been paid to date on the school building project referred to by the Deputy.The school was offered capital grant assistance in 2005 under a devolved scheme. However, the school subsequently declined this offer. Officials from my Department met with the school last month to discuss their accommodation needs. Subsequently, my Department wrote to the school on 26th February with the offer of a devolved grant to provide three mainstream classrooms. My Department is awaiting a response from the school.

Question No. 147 answered with Question No. 133.