Thursday, 10 September 2020

Questions (111)

Steven Matthews


111. Deputy Steven Matthews asked the Minister for Education if it is expected that the school extension for a school (details supplied) is expected to be completed on time; and the contingency plans in place to accommodate the school’s accommodation needs. [23066/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I wish to inform the Deputy that the project to which she refers has been devolved to the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) for delivery as part of a programme of school building projects.

The NDFA is currently undertaking the second phase of the process of appointment of multi-disciplinary technical advisors (design teams) for these projects. Thereafter, it will ensure that the project progresses to design stage, obtains the necessary statutory planning permission, and moves the project onward to tender and construction in due course. As the project is at an early stage in the delivery process, it is not possible at this time to give a date for its completion.

The Department approved additional interim accommodation for this school consisting of two general classrooms and science lab in 2019. My Department understands that this accommodation has been installed. 

It is open to the patron to apply for further interim accommodation should this be required.