Thursday, 5 February 2004

Ceisteanna (136, 137, 138)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

136 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, further to Question No. 331 of 2 December 2003, if a decision has been made on this matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3440/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs)

I intend to introduce a scheme for the enhancement of outdoor school play facilities in small rural schools in CLÁR areas. There has been an overwhelming level of interest shown in the proposed scheme.

I am pleased to inform you that the Minister, Deputy Dempsey has made funds of up to €0.5 million available to co-fund the scheme, which will supplement the €1 million allocation from my Department this year. I am currently finalising the scheme and hope to be able to proceed the funding of facilities shortly thereafter.

Pat Rabbitte

Ceist:

137 Mr. Rabbitte asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the progress which has been made on the evaluation of regional support agencies funded by his Department; when this will be completed and published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3495/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Pat Rabbitte

Ceist:

138 Mr. Rabbitte asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the progress which has been made on the review of the community development support programme; when this review will be completed and published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3513/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

I propose to take Questions Nos. 137 and 138 together.

I refer the Deputy to the comprehensive replies given yesterday to Question No. 151, associated Questions Nos. 153, 156, 163, 172, 173 and 185, and Question No. 205.