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Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Wednesday, 6 February 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 547 No. 4

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 210. Mr. Timmins Information on Billy Timmins Zoom on Billy Timmins  asked the Minister for Education and Science Information on Michael Woods Zoom on Michael Woods  the situation regarding proposals for new primary schools for No. 1 School, Blessington and St. Mary's School, Blessington; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3708/02]

[1651]Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods): Information on Michael Woods Zoom on Michael Woods The allocation for primary buildings in 2002 is €153.6 million, which is a record level of funding and demonstrates this Government's commitment to improving the accommodation situation in primary schools.

Because of the greatly increased level of activity in the primary buildings area since this Government came into office, there has been a substantial increase in the number of major and minor building projects in construction and this has given rise to a record level of building and refurbishment activity.

The building project at St. Mary's School is being dealt with as part of the Government's programme. The project will continue to architectural planning, as soon as possible, under the expanded building programme.

 211. Mr. Timmins Information on Billy Timmins Zoom on Billy Timmins  asked the Minister for Education and Science Information on Michael Woods Zoom on Michael Woods  the situation regarding proposals submitted for a new primary school at Lacken, County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3709/02]

Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods): Information on Michael Woods Zoom on Michael Woods The property management section of the Office of Public Works has been asked to report on the possibility of acquiring a site for Lacken national school. When this report has been received and considered, the matter will be progressed further.


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