Dáil Éireann - Volume 550 - 20 March, 2002
Written Answers. - School Accommodation.
Mr. Gilmore Mr. Gilmore
743. Mr. Gilmore asked the Minister for Education and Science the position regarding the provision of additional classrooms for the Church of Ireland-Methodist School, Ardara, County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8639/02]
Dr. Woods Dr. Woods
 Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods): The allocation for primary buildings in 2002 is €153.6 million, which is a record level of funding and demonstrates this Government's commitment to improving the accommodation situation in primary schools. This is almost four times the previous Government's investment in 1997.
Due to the greatly increased level of activity in the primary buildings area since this Government came into office, there has been a substantial increase in the number of major building projects in construction and this has given rise to a record level of building and refurbishment activity.
An application from the authorities of the school in question for additional accommodation is being considered and my Department will keep the board of management informed of developments.
Dáil Éireann 550 Written Answers. School Accommodation.