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Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 194.  Deputy Michael Creed Information on Michael Creed Zoom on Michael Creed  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the total capital allocation in his Department for school building in 2012; the amount of this which is available for devolved grants; the way the remainder of the allocation will be spent; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16494/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn The total capital allocation for my Department is €430 million, of which €357 million has been assigned to the school sector. Expenditure in 2012 on large scale projects and the acquisition of sites is estimated at €240 million while expenditure under the Additional Accommodation Scheme and the initiative I announced recently to replace rented prefabs in schools will cost in the region of €80 million this year. The balance of the allocation will be expended on emergency works, the provision of furniture and equipment, remediation programmes and commitments arising from the 2011 Summer Works Scheme and the 2011 Jobs Initiative and other miscellaneous items.

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