Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions (180)

Kevin O'Keeffe

Question:

180. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) did not receive funding under the summer works scheme. [49701/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I can confirm to the Deputy that the school in question has submitted an application for an External Environment Project under my Department's multi-annual Summer Works Scheme (SWS) 2020 onwards.

The Deputy may be aware that I recently announced details of the schools that will receive funding in summer 2020 in respect of applications submitted for 'Life Safety Systems projects'.

Commensurate with the level of funding set aside for the Scheme, applications are being assessed on a top down basis in accordance with the prioritisation criteria outlined in the Circular accompanying the Scheme. In that regard, applications submitted for other works will be considered under future rounds of the Summer Works Scheme.