Written Answers - School Accommodation.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 664 No. 4

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  223.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the developments, since his reply to Parliamentary Question No. 767 of 17 June 2008, in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; the degree to which the full accommodation requirement then identified still apply; when it is expected that the next stage of the development plan will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36439/08]

Minister for Education and Science (Deputy Batt O’Keeffe): Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe  I am pleased to inform the Deputy that on 29 September, I announced that the project in question could proceed. A tender report for the school building project referred to by the Deputy was previously received by my Department.

As the Deputy will be aware however, from February 2008 all Capital Works Projects must use the new Government Construction Contracts Committee (GCCC) Forms of Construction Contracts for Public Works and, as a result, it will be necessary to re-tender the project. Officials in my Department will be in contact with the school authorities regarding the re-tendering process.

  224.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the extent of classroom accommodation at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; the requirements for further accommodation and facilities; when it is anticipated that these will materialise; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36440/08]

Minister for Education and Science (Deputy Batt O’Keeffe): Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe  The school to which the Deputy refers has 2 permanent classrooms and 3 prefabs, one of which was grant aided for the 2008/09 school year. The school has not notified the Department of any other current needs.


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