Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Ceisteanna (196)

Willie Penrose


321 Mr. Penrose asked the Minister for Education and Science the amount of funding being made available to Dysart national school, County Westmeath, for important and necessary works under the small schools — primary — capital programme; the stipulations and criteria attached to make a grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2917/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

As part of the small schools initiative my Department offered a maximum grant of €275,000 to meet the accommodation needs at Dysart national school. This initiative operates on a devolved basis and allows boards of management to address the accommodation and building priorities with a guaranteed amount of funding and gives the boards control over the pace at which building works proceed. I have arranged for a copy of the terms and conditions of the initiative to be forwarded to the Deputy.