Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Education and Skills
Emergency Works Scheme Applications
222. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a decision will be made on an application for urgent works by a school (details supplied); the reason for the delay in considering the application in view of serious health and safety issues in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3007/20]
The school to which the Deputy refers submitted an application under my Department's Emergency Works Scheme for structural works. The school has recently been informed, on appeal from the original decision, that the scope of works for the project was outside the terms of the Emergency Works Scheme and cannot be considered for emergency funding. It was further informed that it could apply for funding under the Department's Additional Accommodation Scheme.