Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ceisteanna (213)

Carol Nolan

Ceist:

213. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if funding for a gym will be allocated on a phased basis to a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26538/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Deputy will be aware that under the National Development Plan (NDP), increased funding has been provided for the school sector capital investment programme. This funding allows for a continued focus on the provision of new permanent school places to keep pace with demographic demand and also provides for an additional focus on the refurbishment of existing school buildings to include the building and modernisation of PE facilities in schools.

The immediate priority of my Department is providing 20,000 new and replacement school places each year, to ensure that every child has a school place. The focus in the medium will be on the provision of PE halls in post-primary schools.