Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (198)

Michelle Mulherin

Question:

198. Deputy Michelle Mulherin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) in County Mayo did not receive the summer works scheme grant when it met all the criteria and in view of the fact that it urgently requires repair works to be carried out on the roof; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14831/14]

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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 and Mechanical.

A second round of the scheme is expected to be announced in the coming weeks within the context of available funding and in accordance with the prioritisation criteria outlined in the governing Circular Letter for the Scheme. This Circular Letter (59/2013) is available on my Department's website www.education.ie.

This round will cover applications for improvement works yet to be assessed, including an application from the school to which the Deputy refers.