Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Ceisteanna (139)

Dara Calleary


141 Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason schools (details supplied) in County Mayo, were declined emergency funding; if he will provide details of other sources of funding that may be available to the schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34560/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Skills)

The management authorities of the two schools referred to by the Deputy submitted applications recently for funding under my Department's Emergency Works Scheme to carry out various improvement works at their schools. As the scope of works for which funding is sought is outside the terms of the scheme they cannot be considered for funding. The management authorities of both schools have been informed of this decision. The schools were advised to submit scaled down applications to address the immediate health and safety issues and these revised applications were received yesterday. These applications will now be assessed and the school authorities will be advised of the outcome.