Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Ceisteanna (121)

Kathleen Funchion

Ceist:

121. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education and Skills the detail of the ownership of a school (details supplied). [4641/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The property referred to by the Deputy is not in my ownership.

When State monies are provided to facilitate building works to school property owned by a third party, a legal mechanism is put in place in order to protect the State's interest. This is known as a Charging Lease or Declaration of Trust. These leases protect the Minister's capital investment in the school property and require that the property be used as a school for a set period.

I can confirm that neither a charging lease or Declaration of Trust is in place, on the property referred to by the Deputy which means that I do not have a vested interest in the property.