Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Department of Education and Science
Schools Building Projects
Question 17: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application for improvement works to be carried out to a school (details supplied) in County Carlow; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45860/10]
The school to which the Deputy refers has applied to my Department for large scale capital funding for an extension project. The application has been assessed in accordance with the published prioritisation criteria for large scale building projects and assigned a band rating of 2.
Information in respect of the current school building programme along with all assessed applications for major capital works, including the project referred to by the Deputy, is available on the Department's website at www.education.ie.
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.