Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (193, 194)

Tony McLoughlin

Ceist:

193. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the options available to national schools to improve playground facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7679/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Tony McLoughlin

Ceist:

194. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the funding available to assist national schools with the development of playground facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7689/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 193 and 194 together.

I wish to advise the Deputy that the Summer Works Scheme (SWS) is designed to allow schools, on a devolved funding basis, to carry out necessary improvement and refurbishment works that will upgrade existing school facilities including play areas.

It is open to school authorities to apply under the next Summer Works Scheme which will open for applications in 2019 for projects to be delivered from summer 2020.