I propose to take Questions Nos. 361 to 364, inclusive, and Question No. 366 together.
The works required to implement precautionary measures at the school to which the Deputy refers have been completed. The school opened as planned on the 28th of August last. I understand that the crèche returned on the 26th of August.
The work completed entails some internal engineering solutions and external precautionary measures such as protective decking. These works were carried out pending the implementation of permanent remediation solutions to address structural issues with the building.
My Department intends to pursue the contractor for the costs of the precautionary measures and the subsequent permanent remediation works. For legal reasons, therefore, engineering reports are not being released at this time. My Department has provided the school with written confirmation that the building is safe to occupy on the basis of the engineering advice.
The arrangement for the crèche to use part of the school building is a local private arrangement between the school authority and the crèche. The crèche itself is a private company. On that basis, it will be a matter for the company to make alternative accommodation arrangements when permanent remediation works are being carried out at the school. My Department will be giving the school authority as much notice as possible of the timetable for those works.