Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Questions (162)

Thomas Byrne

Question:

162. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a multiannual summer works scheme application by a school (details supplied) in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3993/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I can confirm to the Deputy that the school in question applied for funding under my Department's multi-annual Summer Works Scheme (SWS) 2020 onwards for 'External Environment Projects.'

The Deputy may be aware that I 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 this regard applications submitted for other works will be considered under future rounds of the Summer Works Scheme. The school in question will be considered in this context.