Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (204)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

204. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills when funding will be granted to a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7758/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I can confirm to the Deputy that my Department is in receipt of an application under Category 10 of the Summer Works Schemes (SWS) from the school in question regarding a boundary fence.

Under the 2016-2017 Summer Works Scheme, almost €117 million has been approved to date in respect of over 940 school projects in categories 1-9. Details of successful school applicants are published on my Department's website www.education.ie

With regard to the remaining applications under Category 10, which relate to external works such as fencing, upgrading and resurfacing of playgrounds and car parking, these applications require more detailed analysis. It is intended to undertake this analysis over the coming months with a view to enabling approved applications to proceed in 2020.