Dáil Éireann - Volume 579 - 11 February, 2004
Written Answers - School Rent.
Mr. Naughten Mr. Naughten
235. Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Education and Science when his Department commenced payment of rent for the Hodson Grammar School, Elphin, County Roscommon; the rent paid in each year since; the contractual agreement with the owners of the school; if the Department is exposed to a liability if the lease is broken; the cost involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4276/04]
Mr. N. Dempsey Mr. N. Dempsey
Mr. N. Dempsey:Responsibility for rental costs on the premises is a matter for County Roscommon Vocational Education Committee.
My Department contacted the VEC. I am advised that arising from the decision of the school's governors to close it at the end of the school year 1997-98, the VEC entered into a yearly rental arrangement with the governors of Bishop Hodson's endowment for the use of the former grammar school premises for school accommodation purposes. The rental agreement between the governors and the VEC is terminable by one calendar month's notice in writing by either party on any day of the month. There is no liability attaching to my Department arising from the rental arrangement.
The VEC's rental costs for the premises are as follows:
Dáil Éireann 579 Written Answers School Rent.