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Written Answers - Schools Refurbishment

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 44.  Deputy Micheál Martin Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  if there is a provision in his capital budget for 2012 to continue the small annual devolved building grant scheme for schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2929/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn It is not envisaged that a Minor Works Grant to primary schools will be issued in 2012 for the school year 2012/2013. The grant for the school year 2011/2012 was issued last November at a cost of €28m.

The focus of my Department’s capital allocation for the school sector in 2012 is on major school projects and smaller projects devolved to schools to meet demographic demands.

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