Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Questions (175)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

175. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he will take to upgrade the toilets, heating and windows at a school (details supplied). [4949/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

In January 2017 the school to which the Deputy refers applied for funding under my Department’s Emergency Works Scheme for window, toilet and heating works.  However, this application was unsuccessful as the Emergency Works Scheme is strictly to deal with sudden and unforeseen emergencies in schools.  The works sought were upgrade works and these are appropriate to the Summer Works Scheme. 

More recently, my Department did provide funding under the Emergency Works Scheme to carry out Fire Safety Works and this project to carry out these works has been devolved for delivery to the school authority.