Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Department of Education and Skills
Summer Works Scheme Applications
265. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will make the necessary funding available to a school (details supplied) to carry out construction works for bus and car parking facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34910/16]
I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department is in receipt of a Category 10 application for external environment works, under the Summer Works Scheme (SWS) (2016-2017) from the school to which he refers.
Valid SWS (2016-2017) applications from schools in respect of Categories 3 to 10 that were not reached under round one approvals announced on 28th April last, will, subject to the overall availability of funding, qualify to be assessed under future rounds of the Scheme. If this arises, the terms and conditions of the scheme as outlined in Circular Letter (0055/2015), which may be accessed on my Department's website, will continue to apply when allocating funding to such projects. The application from the school in question is available to be considered in this context.