Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Questions (63)

Dara Calleary


63. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills to detail the expected date for the publication of successful applications for round 2 of the summer works scheme 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14302/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The Deputy will be aware that on 20th March last I announced that 386 schools have been approved funding under the Summer Works scheme to undertake school improvements. This first round of funding will allow schools to carry out small and medium scale building works across three categories of projects - Gas, Electrical & Mechanical.

The assessment of applications under further categories (Categories 5 to 10) on a top down basis in accordance with the prioritisation criteria outlined in the governing Circular Letter for the Scheme is continuing. It is my intention to publish a list of successful applicants under a second round of the Scheme in the coming weeks.