Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (229)

Eamon Scanlon


229. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Education and Skills the funding available to second level schools and educators for gymnasium and physical education equipment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23379/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I am pleased to inform the Deputy that my Department provides funding toward the provision of furniture and equipment including PE equipment in both primary and post-primary schools. In relation to post-primary schools, where my Department provides a sports hall as part of a building project, the equipment provided forms part of the overall furniture and equipment grant to that school. This includes funding for appropriate equipment for a fitness suite consisting of exercise bicycles, treadmills, a rowing machine and elliptical trainers, as well as general PE equipment.