Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (229)

Fiona O'Loughlin


229. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the review into the design and build programme commenced; and when it will conclude. [16568/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

My Department has been engaged in preparatory work to initiate an Independent Review of its Design & Build Programme.  This includes consultation with the Office of the Attorney General on such a Review given ongoing legal processes around certain school buildings constructed by a contractor under the Design & Build Programme.  The Deputy will appreciate this is a prudent measure to ensure that the Independent Review does not compromise this process with any ongoing legal process.

Once any advice from the Attorney General has been fully considered, I expect to be able to provide an update on the progress of the Review.