Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (195)

John Brady


195. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Education and Skills the funding available under the schools capital appraisal section for 2019. [4937/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

My Department's capital allocation in 2019 is €941m of which €672m is being allocated for capital spending in primary and post-primary schools. The school sector allocation will be expended primarily on the delivery of large scale projects and on the Additional Accommodation Scheme. Funding will be available for large scale projects that commenced on site in 2018 or earlier and that will remain under construction in 2019 and for large scale projects that are positioned to commence construction in 2019.

Information in relation to the current status of all major school building projects and additional accommodation projects is available on my Departments website and this information is updated on a regular basis.

Typically, expenditure levels of between 70% and 80% of the capital allocation available to schools annually is in respect of large scale projects and the Additional Accommodation Scheme. The balance available in 2019 will be expended on site acquisitions, the Summer Works Scheme, the Emergency Works Scheme, furniture and equipment provision and other smaller programmes.