Dáil Éireann - Volume 598 - 24 February, 2005
Written Answers. - Swimming Pool Projects.
Mr. Lowry Mr. Lowry
118. Mr. Lowry asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the date in which he intends to announce the swimming pools funded under the local authority swimming pool programme in 2005; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6391/05]
Mr. O’Donoghue Mr. O’Donoghue
Mr. O’Donoghue:There is no set date for an announcement on the approval of projects under the local authority swimming pool programme. There are four principal stages in the grant process — preliminary report, contract documents, tender approval and construction and specific ministerial approval are required before a project can move from one stage to the next stage.
Approval for projects in 2005 will depend on a range of factors, including available funding in the Department’s multi-annual capital envelope for the local authority swimming pool programme, the availability of project financing in the local authority, some of which have more than one project within the programme. In addition, such factors as compliance with technical and procedural requirements at each of the various  stages of the process and the nature of managerial arrangements must also be taken into account.
Dáil Éireann 598 Written Answers. Swimming Pool Projects.