Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Ceisteanna (987)

Sean Sherlock

Ceist:

1054 Deputy Seán Sherlock asked the Minister for Education and Science if he has revised the band rating of a school (details supplied) in County Cork which has requested capital funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1131/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

I can confirm that a review of the band rating was carried out of the school to which the Deputy refers. The project has been awarded a Band 1.1 priority rating. A letter advising the school issued on 18 December 2009 .

However, the progression of all large scale building projects, including this project, from initial design stage through to construction is dependant on the prioritisation of competing demands on the funding available under the Department's capital budget.

The proposed building project for this school, will be considered in the context of my Department's multi-annual School Building and Modernisation Programme for 2010 and subsequent years.