Written answers

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Department of Education and Science

Schools Building Projects

11:00 pm

Photo of Willie PenroseWillie Penrose (Longford-Westmeath, Labour)
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Question 488: To ask the Minister for Education and Science the position regarding provision of a new school building in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Westmeath; if steps will be taken to expedite same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7485/09]

Photo of Batt O'KeeffeBatt O'Keeffe (Minister, Department of Education and Science; Cork North West, Fianna Fail)
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The building project for the school to which the Deputy refers is at an early stage of architectural planning. The progression of all large scale building projects, including this project, from initial design stage through to construction phase, will be considered in the context of my Department's Multi-Annual School Building and Modernisation Programme. However, in light of current competing demands on the capital budget of the Department, it is not possible to give an indicative timeframe for the progression of the project at this time.


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