Written Answers. - Educational Facilities.

Willie Penrose

Ceist:

115 Mr. Penrose asked the Minister for Education and Science if he has received correspondence from a number of organisations (details supplied) in County Westmeath which wish to utilise, on a shared basis, their educational facility that will become available and would be of great benefit to the entire community; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15308/98]

My Department has received correspondence from solicitors acting on behalf of lessees of the property referred to by the Deputy but has no record of having received correspondence from the other organisations.

The position is that the building in question is not owned by my Department but is covered by school leases. The lease documents are currently being examined with a view to responding to the solicitors as quickly as possible.