Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (249, 250)

Thomas Byrne

Ceist:

249. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the schools that have no permanent site for which his Department is responsible for providing a permanent site. [8249/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Thomas Byrne

Ceist:

250. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the schools that have no permanent site for which a patron is responsible for providing a permanent site. [8250/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 249 and 250 together.

My Department is in the process of acquiring 31 sites in respect of the schools’ listed on the 6-Year Construction Programme, as published on my Department’s website, dated 31st January 2019. A further 6 sites is being acquired by the Patron bodies in respect of these schools’.

In addition, my Department is responsible for acquiring sites for all of the 42 new schools' announced in April 2018. To date 6 sites have been acquired and my Department is actively pursuing the acquisition of the remaining sites.

Question No. 251 answered with Question No. 247.