Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (421)

Niamh Smyth


421. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Education and Skills if funding will be approved for categories 7 to 10 under the minor works scheme to a school (details supplied); when the funding will be set aside; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36133/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that funding of more than €40 million was allocated for Summer Works projects in 2019.  This €40 million investment secured money for schools to upgrade windows, meet curricular requirements and make structural improvements to buildings and related to applications submitted by schools in categories 7, 8 and 9 under the multi-annual scheme announced in 2015, with works in these categories having been carried out over the summer months.

I can confirm that the school referred to by the Deputy has a Category 10 application under my Department's 2015/16 Summer Works Scheme. It is intended to undertake an analysis of these outstanding applications later this year. This analysis, together with funding availability and priorities for Summer Works Scheme 2020 onwards will determine the level of approval of such applications.