Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (236)

Peter Burke

Ceist:

236. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a successful grant application by a school (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23445/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I can advise the Deputy that an application for funding under the Department's Emergency Works Scheme was submitted by the school to which he refers. This application, to replace its floors, was deemed to be outside the terms of the scheme and was refused.  The correct mechanism for applying for funding for works of this nature is my Department's Summer Works Scheme. This scheme is now open for receipt of applications. 

I also wish to advise the Deputy that, as per the Emergency Works Circular 0018/2011, the school authority is free to submit an appeal to my Department. This appeal will be considered only where additional relevant information is provided.