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Physical Education Facilities.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 15 February 2006

Wednesday, 15 February 2006

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Olwyn Enright

Ceist:

270 Ms Enright asked the Minister for Education and Science when a sports hall will be provided for a school (details supplied) in County Cavan; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5892/06]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

My Department is committed to funding the provision of physical education, general purpose and outdoor play areas in schools as part of the school building and modernisation programme. This is being addressed in the context of available resources and the published criteria for prioritising school building projects.

The provision of PE halls at post-primary level is considered an integral part of the design stage for any major refurbishment programme of existing school buildings, provided that the site is of sufficient size, or where a new school on a green field site is being built. The PE hall project at the school referred to by the Deputy has been assessed in accordance with the published prioritisation criteria which were revised last year following consultation with the education partners. The project is being considered in the context of the school building and modernisation programme 2006 to 2010.

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