Thursday, 10 May 2018

Questions (101)

Louise O'Reilly


101. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the costs associated with undertaking a national audit of all learning centres in respect of the availability of potable water; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20564/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As there are no plans in my Department to carry out a national audit of potable water in schools, this has not been costed.

There are already several mechanisms under which schools can address any issues with regard to the availability of tap drinking that they might have. These are the Summer Works Scheme, the Emergency Works Grant Scheme or, for primary schools, the Minor Works Grant Scheme.