Wednesday, 1 February 2017
Department of Education and Skills
Summer Works Scheme
174. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that safety works at a school (details supplied) committed to by his Department under the 2015 summer works scheme have not been carried out; when are they scheduled to be carried out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4705/17]
The Department is in receipt of a Category 10 application, (new traffic management plan) under the Summer Works Scheme (2016-2017) from the school referred to by the Deputy.
Nearly 50% of schools have applied for inclusion under the scheme which reflects a very high demand. Details of successful school applicants in respect of Categories 1 and 2 were announced in April last and are published on my Department’s website www.education.ie. Assessment of valid projects in further categories is now being undertaken by my Department, subject to the overall availability of funding, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the scheme as outlined in Circular Letter (0055/2015), which may be accessed on my Department's website. The application from the school referred to is available to be considered in this context.