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Written Answers. - Schools Refurbishment.

Wednesday, 6 February 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 547 No. 4

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 232. Mr. Ring Information on Michael Ring Zoom on Michael Ring  asked the Minister for Education and Science Information on Michael Woods Zoom on Michael Woods  if he will abolish the requirement for a 10% local contribution towards the building or refurbishment work in primary schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3838/02]

Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods): Information on Michael Woods Zoom on Michael Woods Under the new funding arrangements for building projects introduced in January, 1999, the amount of the local contribution for school extensions was reduced from 15% to 10% and, in addition, the contribution is capped at €31,500. These arrangements are of a general application.


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