Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (289)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

289. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) did not receive the full funding sought under the emergency works programme; if he will review this decision; the status of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18763/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I can confirm that officials from my Department have been in contact with the school to which the Deputy refers to clarify the position with respect to recently approved funding under the Emergency Works Scheme.

The project has been devolved to the school authority for delivery. The school will be required to revert to my Department's Planning and Building Unit prior to entering into a contract for the works in question. At that stage, my Department will ensure that adequate funding is made available for the approved works.