Thursday, 23 June 2011
Dáil Éireann Debate
84. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review a decision on an application for the emergency works scheme by a school (details supplied) in County Cork in view of the fact that the works involved were referred to in an asbestos register compiled by the Office of Public Works in 2003 and that the material involved has deteriorated substantially since then; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16911/11]
Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): An application under my Department’s Emergency Works Scheme to replace the school’s floor covering has been received from the school referred to by the Deputy.
The purpose of the Emergency Works Scheme is solely for unforeseen emergencies or to provide funding to facilitate inclusion and access for special needs pupils. An emergency is deemed to be a situation which poses an immediate risk to health, life, property or the environment which is sudden, unforeseen and requires immediate action and in the case of a school if not corrected would prevent the school or part thereof from opening.
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