Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (246)

Thomas Byrne

Ceist:

246. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the review into his Department's design and build programme commenced; and when it will conclude. [8220/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Deputy will be aware that both myself and the Department are committed to a review of the Department's Design and Build Programme. This review will include aspects such as procurement, quality control, workmanship and oversight, looking at aspects both pre- and post-implementation of the amended building control regulations in 2014. It will also comment on immediate steps taken by my Department to strengthen its design and build programme.

This will be an independent review conducted by a person or entity outside the Department.

Work is advancing in my Department to enable the commencement of the review. This includes formulating an appropriate approach, developing terms of reference and arranging for the appointment of an appropriate person or entity to carry out the review.

I expect to be in a position to announce the commencement of the review when this work has been completed.