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Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 1

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 290. Ms O'Sullivan Information on Jan O'Sullivan Zoom on Jan O'Sullivan  asked the Minister for Education and Science Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey  when he will grant permission to go to tender for the proposed new second level school in Newport, County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23733/02]

Minister for Education and Science (Mr. N. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey As with all proposals involving major capital expenditure, it is essential to confirm that the provision of a new second level school in Newport is necessary, having regard to pupil numbers and existing provision in the general area, before it can be allowed to proceed to the next stage. In this context, a review of second level provision in the Newport area is being undertaken by the planning section of my Department and a decision on the Newport proposal will be taken on foot of this review. Pending the outcome of this review, no further action in relation to the development of the school is proposed.

[247]Question No. 291 answered with Question No. 264.

 292. Ms O'Sullivan Information on Jan O'Sullivan Zoom on Jan O'Sullivan  asked the Minister for Education and Science Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey  when he expects to sanction funding for a new sports hall for Davitt college, Castlebar, County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23735/02]

Minister for Education and Science (Mr. N. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey Architectural planning for the project to which the Deputy refers is proceeding. Officials in the building unit of my Department are currently examining the stage 4/5 submission – detailed design-bill of quantities. When this examination is completed, and if in order, the question of authorising the invitation of tenders will be considered when all budgetary issues for 2003 have been finalised and the precise allocations for 2003 fully determined.

 293. Ms O'Sullivan Information on Jan O'Sullivan Zoom on Jan O'Sullivan  asked the Minister for Education and Science Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey  when he will approve funding for the building programme for Caum national school, Macroom, County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23736/02]

Minister for Education and Science (Mr. N. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey My Department is assessing the tenders for the provision of a new building at Caum national school, Aghina, County Cork. A decision will be communicated to the board of management as soon as possible.


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