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Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 1

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 283. Mr. Timmins Information on Billy Timmins Zoom on Billy Timmins  asked the Minister for Education and Science Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey  the position in relation to Blessington No. 1 School, Main Street, Blessington, County Wicklow; when building will proceed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23620/02]

Minister for Education and Science (Mr. N. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey My Department has an extensive primary school building programme under way at present and this includes a large number of projects at various stages of architectural planning. My Department has no plans at present to start architectural planning for further major primary school building projects. In the meantime, the authorities of the school in question should use the devolved grant which is given to all schools on an annual basis to deal with essential health and safety issues.

 284. Mr. Stagg Information on Emmet Stagg Zoom on Emmet Stagg  asked the Minister for Education and Science Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey  if he will sanction the architectural planning of the required extension to Tiermohan NS, Donaola, Naas, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23669/02]

Minister for Education and Science (Mr. N. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey My Department has an extensive primary school building programme under way at present, details of which are available on my Department's website at www.education.ie. In view of the extensive nature of the building programme, my Department has no plans at present to initiate architectural planning for any further major building projects for the foreseeable future. In the meantime, the school's board of management should use its devolved grant to deal with any urgent health and safety works.


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