Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Jimmy Deenihan

Ceist:

503 Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Education and Science when a ramp will be provided at Knockanure primary school, Listowel, County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27622/01]

My Department has received an application for grant aid towards the cost of a building project at the school in question.

The Deputy will appreciate that there has been a massive and unprecedented increase in the funds allocated by this Government to the building programme at all levels. The allocation in the current year is £370.5 million or 470.4 million. This is almost four times the allocation made by the previous Government in 1997. This level of funding has enabled my Department to undertake a record number of building projects, and it is my intention to continue this rate of progress in overcoming the deficit arising from many past years and in meeting the needs of the present day.

Decisions relating to the rate of progress to construction of individual projects, including the work at the school referred to by the Deputy, will be taken as in previous years in the light of the allocations to be made for school building purposes in the forthcoming Estimates.

Alan M. Dukes

Ceist:

504 Mr. Dukes asked the Minister for Education and Science the position in relation to a building project at a national school (details supplied) in County Kildare; if this project will be affected by cutbacks in his Department; and if not, if he will ensure that this project goes to tender as speedily as possible. [27623/01]

My Department has received an application for grant aid towards the cost of a building project at the school in question.

The Deputy will appreciate that there has been a massive and unprecedented increase in the funds allocated by this Government to the building programme at all levels. The allocation in the current year is £370.5 million or 470.4 million. This is almost four times the allocation made by the previous Government in 1997. This level of funding has enabled my Department to undertake a record number of building projects, and it is my intention to continue this rate of progress in overcoming the deficit arising from many past years and in meeting the needs of the present day.

Decisions relating to the rate of progress to construction of individual projects, including the school referred to by the Deputy, will be taken as in previous years in the light of the allocations to be made for school building purposes in the forthcoming Estimates.

Andrew Boylan

Ceist:

505 Mr. Boylan asked the Minister for Education and Science if his attention has been drawn to overcrowding at Butlersbridge central national school, County Cavan and the fact that there is a general lack of facilities (details supplied); if he will sanction this building project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27624/01]

My Department has received an application for grant aid towards the cost of a building project at Butlersbridge central national school.

The Deputy will appreciate that there has been a massive and unprecedented increase in the funds allocated by this Government to the building programme at all levels. The allocation in the current year is £370.5 million or 470.4 million. This is almost four times the allocation made by the previous Government in 1997. This level of funding has enabled my Department to undertake a record number of building projects, and it is my intention to continue this rate of progress in overcoming the deficit arising from many past years and in meeting the needs of the present day.

Decisions relating to the rate of progress to construction of individual projects, including Butlersbridge central national school, will be taken as in previous years in the light of the allocations to be made for school building purposes in the forthcoming Estimates.

Jack Wall

Ceist:

506 Mr. Wall asked the Minister for Education and Science the position regarding an application by a school (details supplied) in County Kildare for an extension; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27625/01]

My Department has received an application for grant aid towards the cost of a building project at the school in question.

The Deputy will appreciate that there has been a massive and unprecedented increase in the funds allocated by this Government to the building programme at all levels. The allocation in the current year is £370.5 million or 470.4 million. This is almost four times the allocation made by the previous Government in 1997. This level of funding has enabled my Department to undertake a record number of building projects, and it is my intention to continue this rate of progress in overcoming the deficit arising from many past years and in meeting the needs of the present day.

Decisions relating to the rate of progress to construction of individual projects, including the school referred to by the Deputy, will be taken as in previous years in the light of the allocations to be made for school building purposes in the forthcoming Estimates.

Jimmy Deenihan

Ceist:

507 Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Education and Science if his attention has been drawn to the condition of the prefab at Curranes national school, Castleisland, County Kerry, and the urgent need to have it replaced by a new extension to the school. [27627/01]

My Department has received an application for grant aid towards the cost of a building project at the school in question.

The Deputy will appreciate that there has been a massive and unprecedented increase in the funds allocated by this Government to the building programme at all levels. The allocation in the current year is £370.5 million or 470.4 million. This is almost four times the allocation made by the previous Government in 1997. This level of funding has enabled my Department to undertake a record number of building projects, and it is my intention to continue this rate of progress in overcoming the deficit arising from many past years and in meeting the needs of the present day.

Decisions relating to the rate of progress to construction of individual projects, including the school referred to by the Deputy, will be taken as in previous years in the light of the allocations to be made for school building purposes in the forthcoming Estimates.