Written Answers. - RAPID Programme.

Jack Wall

Ceist:

129 Mr. Wall asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation if he will consider an application for the RAPID scheme for schools (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17565/01]

The Programme for Prosperity and Fairness included a commitment to target the 25 areas with the greatest concentration of disadvantage for priority investment under the National Development Plan 2000-2006.

The RAPID programme has been developed to deliver on that commitment and the 25 areas selected represent the most deprived 5% of district electoral divisions in the country. County Kildare is not included among the areas selected for the programme.