Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 1

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  226.  Mr. P. Breen  Information on Pat Breen  Zoom on Pat Breen   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   if he intends to honour his commitments for major post-primary school building projects progressing through architectural planning to invitation of tenders and award of contract; when he will expect the development to commence for the school building project in St. Joseph's, Tulla, County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23931/02]

  280.  Mr. P. Breen  Information on Pat Breen  Zoom on Pat Breen   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   the situation regarding the proposed extension for Tulla Community School; the timeframe for the proposed building programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23603/02]

Minister for Education and Science (Mr. N. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey  I propose to take Questions Nos. 226 and 280 together.

While additional accommodation is required at St. Joseph's Secondary School, Tulla, my Department already has an extensive post-primary school's building programme under way with a [227] substantial financial commitment being carried forward into 2003. The matter of allowing additional projects into architectural planning and the progression of existing projects will be determined following the finalisation of the budgetary allocations for 2003.

  227.  Mr. P. Breen  Information on Pat Breen  Zoom on Pat Breen   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   if he intends to honour his commitments for major post-primary school building projects progressing through architectural planning to invitation of tenders and award of contract; when he will expect the development to commence for the school building project in St. Michael's, Kilmihil, County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23932/02]

  279.  Mr. P. Breen  Information on Pat Breen  Zoom on Pat Breen   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   the situation regarding the proposed extension for Kilmihil Community School; the timeframe for the proposed building programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23602/02]

Minister for Education and Science (Mr. N. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey  I propose to take Questions Nos. 227 and 279 together.

My Department has an extensive post-primary schools' building programme under way with a substantial financial commitment being carried forward into 2003. The matter of allowing additional projects into architectural planning and the progression of existing projects will be determined following the finalisation of the budgetary allocations for 2003.


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