Wednesday, 4 February 2004

Ceisteanna (167)

Michael Ring

Ceist:

258 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason a school (details supplied) in County Mayo is still only atsection 8, band 3 of the school building programme, when the authorities fully expected the school to progress to band 1 or 2 at this stage, in view of the fact that this process started in 1999; and the reason this project has not made further advancement since the end of 2003. [3406/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

When publishing the 2004 school building programme, I outlined that my strategy going forward will be grounded in capital investment based on multi-annual allocations. My officials are reviewing all projects which were not authorised to proceed to construction as part of the 2004 school building programme with a view to including them as part of a multi-annual school building programme from 2005. I expect to be in a position to make further announcements on this matter during the year. The school referred to by the Deputy will be considered in that regard.