Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (560)

Micheál Martin

Question:

560. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the timeline for a decision on applications made by a school (details supplied) for the capital works programme and the summer works programme 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33492/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I can confirm that the school referred to above has submitted an application for the Summer Works Scheme (SWS) 2020 for WC facilities (Category 6).

Commensurate with the level of funding available for the SWS in 2020, applications will be assessed on a top down basis in accordance with the prioritisation criteria outlined in the governing Circular Letter for the Scheme. This Circular Letter (0027/2019) is available on my Department's website www.education.ie.

It is my intention to publish a list of successful applicants in Q4 2019 for works to be carried out in summer 2020.

It is my understanding that the school authority is preparing an application for Additional School Accommodation for submission to my Department. Once received, the application will be assessed and the school authority will be contacted directly with a decision.