Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (249)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

249. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to fully reinstate the minor works grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21123/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

A Minor Works Grant issued to primary schools last November for the school year 2013/2014. Circular letter 0062/2013 which was published as the Minor Works Grant issued last November states that "the grant will only be paid in future years as funding permits".

The Deputy will be aware that under the Investment and Capital Investment Programme 2012-2016, the focus in the education sector is on meeting the demand for additional school places.