The extension project at Maynooth post-primary school is at stage three of architectural planning, detailed plans-costs. It is included in section 7 of the school building programme for 2003. However, in view of the scale of the programme as published and given the level of financial commitments to be met from projects already in construction, I do not envisage that my Department will be in a position during this year to allow architectural planning for further large scale pro jects, including that at Maynooth post-primary school, to progress beyond their current authorised stage. The timing of when this project can proceed to tender and construction is dependent on the financial allocation for 2004 and subsequent years. In the meantime, to alleviate difficulties at the school, my Department has authorised the chief executive officer of County Kildare VEC to invite tenders for the provision of two prefabricated classrooms.