Written Answers - Schools Refurbishment.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 671 No. 1

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  649.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth for the refurbishment of its toilet facilities; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. [47192/08]

Minister for Education and Science (Deputy Batt O’Keeffe): Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe  There is no record in my Department of an application for funding for the refurbishment of toilet facilities from the school referred to by the Deputy.

The school should contact the Modernisation and Policy Unit of my Department in the matter.

  650.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for [443]emergency fire safety works and renovations to its science laboratories; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. [47193/08]

  652.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for essential work on its heating and on toilet systems; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. [47195/08]

  654.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. [47197/08]

  655.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. [47198/08]

  657.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. [47200/08]

  659.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. [47202/08]

  660.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. [47203/08]

  661.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. [47204/08]

  665.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Galway for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. [47208/08]

  669.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. [47212/08]

  670.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. [47213/08]

  671.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. [47214/08]

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. 650, 652, 654, 655, 657, 659 to 661, inclusive, 665, 669, 670 and 671 together.

The schools referred to by the Deputy applied to my Department for funding under the Summer Works Scheme in 2008.

[444]The particular emphasis in 2008 has been on providing sufficient school places in developing areas, while also delivering improvements in the quality of existing primary and post-primary school accommodation throughout the country. Accordingly my Department has focused on delivering as many large projects as possible in 2008 and funding was not made available for a Summer Works Scheme this year.

I intend to have a Summer Works Scheme in 2009. The details of the operation of the scheme and the level of funding to be made available under the scheme in 2009 are currently being considered and will be completed as soon as possible. The Professional and Technical Reports provided by schools for 2008 can be used again for future projects so that schools will not be at the loss of expenditure on them.

  651.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth for works on its school; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. [47194/08]

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 applied to my Department for large scale capital funding.

The progression of all large scale building projects, including this project from initial design stage through to construction will be considered in the context of the school building and modernisation programme. However, in view of the level of demand on the Department’s capital budget currently, it is not possible to give an indicative timeframe for the progression the project at this time.

Question No. 652 answered with Question No. 650.


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