Written Answers - School Accommodation.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 669 No. 2

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  479.  Deputy John Deasy  Information on John Deasy  Zoom on John Deasy   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the cost per year of providing prefabricated buildings for the past ten years at all schools in County Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43754/08]

  480.  Deputy John Deasy  Information on John Deasy  Zoom on John Deasy   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the cost per year of providing prefabricated buildings for the past 10 years at all schools nationally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43755/08]

Minister for Education and Science (Deputy Batt O’Keeffe): Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe  I propose to take Questions Nos. 479 and 480 together.

The details sought by the Deputy in relation to the cost of providing prefabricated buildings in County Waterford are not readily available but I will arrange to have them forwarded to him as soon as possible. The cost of providing this type of building nationally for the last 8 years, the period available, is included in the following statement. The amount spent on renting temporary accommodation, including — but not limited to — prefabricated accommodation in the last 8 years is as follows:

2007: €35.5m (5.49% of total spend of €647m on school buildings);

2006: €24.5m (4.95% of total spend of €495m);

2005: €15.7m (3.1% of total spend of €501m);

2004: €11.3m (3.4% of total spend of €333m);

2003: €9.4m (2.9% of total spend of €327m);

2002: €8.4m (2.4% of total spend of €344m);

[457]2001: €6.1m (1.9% of total spend of €318m);

2000: €4m (1.6% of total spend of €258m).

Expenditure on purchasing temporary accommodation in the last 8 years, has been as follows:

2007: €4.3m (0.66% of total spend of €647m on school buildings);

2006: €3.5m (0.7% of total spend of €495m);

2005: €6.5m (1.3% of total spend of €501m);

2004: €12.7m (3.8% of total spend of €333m);

2003: €25.8m (7.9% of total spend of €327m);

2002: €21.5m (6.25% of total spend of €344m);

2001: €9.1m (2.9% of total spend of €318m);

2000: €4.4m (1.7% of total spend of €258m).


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