Written Answers. - School Accommodation.

Seymour Crawford

Ceist:

189 Mr. Crawford asked the Minister for Education and Science the position regarding the request by the management of Drumcrutten national school, County Monaghan, for a larger portacabin to be installed by 1 September 2003 to deal with expanding numbers and also to cater for those with a disability; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19101/03]

The temporary accommodation projects approved for 2003 are set out at section 12 of the school building programme.

On the basis of the budgetary allocation it was not possible to make provision in 2003 for the replacement of temporary accommodation at Drumcrutten National School. The budgetary allocation for 2004 and subsequent years will determine the rate of progress on applications/projects that could not be included in this year's programme.