Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Ceisteanna (235)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

235. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) was refused funding under the summer works scheme; if the appeal will be accepted in view of the extenuating circumstances; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50221/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I can confirm to the Deputy that the school in question submitted an application for External Environment under Summer Works Scheme (SWS) 2016 and an application for an Electrical Works Project under my Department's multi-annual Summer Works Scheme (SWS) 2020 onwards.

The Deputy may be aware that I recently announced details of the schools that will receive funding in summer 2020 in respect of applications submitted for External Environment Projects (SWS 2016) and Life Safety Systems (SWS 2020 onwards).

Commensurate with the level of funding set aside for the Scheme, applications are being assessed on a top down basis in accordance with the prioritisation criteria outlined in the Circular accompanying the Scheme. In this regard, applications submitted under the External Environment category under the SWS 2016 and other categories under SWS 2020 onwards, which were not successful on this occasion will remain live and will be considered under future rounds of the Summer Works Scheme.