Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Ceisteanna (242)

Jim O'Keeffe

Ceist:

313 Mr. J. O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Finance if the Office Of Public Works which has sourced a suitable two and a half acre site for a new school for Summercove, Kinsale, County Cork, has authority and is prepared to pay market value for this site; and if so, if it will arrange accordingly. [5109/07]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Finance)

The Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland act as agents for the Department of Education & Science in the acquisition of sites for primary schools. A site has been identified which has been technically assessed as suitable and is zoned specifically for a primary school.

Negotiations are ongoing with the vendors agent and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this point. When agreement is reached on price, the formal approval of the Department of Education & Science is obtained prior to proceeding to contract.