Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (622)

Marc MacSharry


622. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of capital projects within the remit of his Department; the amount spent on each project to date; and the anticipated completion date. [34200/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The bulk of the projects being delivered by my Department relate to the school building programme, which are being delivered as part of the 2018 – 2027 National Development Programme.

My Department continues to make progress to increase the infrastructural capacity in the schools sector nationally, in order to meet demographic and other demands.

Expenditure on the school building programme amounted to €547 million in 2018. The allocation for 2019 is €622 million.

The school building programme includes 375 large-scale projects.  The current status of all these projects is listed on a county by county basis my Department’s website at www.education.ie and updated on a monthly basis to reflect their progress through the various stages of capital appraisal, site acquisition, design, tender and construction.

The school building programme also involves approximately 1,800 smaller-scale projects that are being delivered on a devolved basis under various schemes such as Additional Accommodation Scheme, Summer Works Scheme or Emergency Works Scheme.

The status of these projects is also updated on a regular basis on my Department’s website.