Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Ceisteanna (705)

Willie Penrose

Ceist:

763 Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Education and Science the actions he will take to allow a refurbishment project at a school (details suppled) in County Longford to proceed to tender in view of the long-standing nature of the project that has proceeded through all the necessary phases; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23685/08]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

The project to which the Deputy refers is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning. The progression of all large scale building projects, including this project, from initial design stage through to construction phase will be considered on an on-going basis in the context of my Department's multi-annual School Building and Modernisation Programme. However, in light of current competing demands on the capital budget of the Department, it is not possible to give an indicative timeframe for the progression of the project at this time.

Questions Nos. 764 and 765 answered with Question No. 743.