Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (253)

Catherine Martin

Question:

253. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made on the commitment to increase the capacity by five classrooms of a school (details supplied); the timeline for completion of the works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18439/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I wish to confirm to the Deputy that an application for capital funding, under my Department's Additional School Accommodation Scheme (ASA), has been received from the school in question.

Officials from my Department have been liaising with the school authority and are awaiting further information.  On receipt of this information the application will be given further consideration and the school authority will be informed directly. As an interim measure, approval to proceed with the provision of temporary accommodation has been devolved to the school authority in order to cater for the school's immediate accommodation needs.