Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (224)

Brendan Ryan

Question:

224. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of applications made to the prefab replacement programme; the number of applications approved to date; the names of the successful schools; the cost of each completed prefab replacement by school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16551/19]

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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 School Accommodation Scheme.  Since mid-2018 all schools approved additional accommodation under my Department's, Additional School Accommodation Scheme, are also having all necessary prefabs replaced as part of their additional accommodation project.  The timing of when these projects go to construction is a matter for the school authority as all projects are devolved for delivery.

Information in relation to the current status of all school building projects is available on my Department's web-site, www.education.ie, and this information is updated on a regular basis.