Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (604)

Kathleen Funchion

Question:

604. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of ensuring that future school builds being constructed at present or which are in the planning stages ensure appropriate wheelchair access. [33887/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I am pleased to inform the Deputy that all school buildings being constructed or planned to be constructed must comply with Part M of the Building Regulations (Access for People with Disabilities) and must obtain a Disability Access Certificate (DAC).

The costs associated with complying with Part M of the Building Regulations will vary from school to school depending on site topography. In that context, it is not possible to provide an estimate of cost.