Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (198)

John Brady

Ceist:

198. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Education and Skills the grounds on which applications for additional accommodation are approved under the schools capital appraisal section; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4940/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I can confirm to the Deputy that applications received under my Department’s Additional School Accommodation scheme are considered where an immediate long-term enrolment need has been identified and additional teacher(s) has been appointed and the school’s existing accommodation is not in a position to meet that need. In such cases, my Department would provide funding to a school for the necessary additional classroom(s).