Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (193)

Joe Sherlock

Ceist:

269 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Education and Science if he will give consideration to the plans for Coláiste Mhuire in Buttevant, County Cork, in view of the urgent need of accommodation and that the school situation remains as it was in 2003. [3895/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

A large-scale building project for Coláiste Pobail Naomh Mhuire, Buttevant, County Cork, is listed in section nine of the 2004 school building programme which is published on my Department's website atwww.education.ie. This project is at early stages of architectural planning. It has been assigned a band two rating by my Department in accordance with the published criteria for prioritising large-scale projects.

The budget announcement regarding multi-annual capital envelopes will enable me to adopt a multi-annual framework for the school building programme which, in turn, will give greater clarity regarding projects that are not progressing in this year's programme. I will make a further announcement in that regard during the year.