Dáil Éireann - Volume 599 - 09 March, 2005

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

  131. Mr. Stanton asked the Minister for Education and Science if she will make funding available to enable science laboratories to be upgraded at a second level school (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8010/05]

  Ms Hanafin:An extension project at the school has been assessed in accordance with the published prioritisation criteria, and the project is being considered in the context of the school buildings and modernisation programme. The upgrade of the science laboratories will be addressed as part of the overall project for which schedules of accommodation have been agreed with the school.

The Deputy will be aware that I have made a number of announcements relating to the 2005 school building programme which included details of 43 school projects which are being authorised to proceed to architectural planning immediately. I will be making further announcements on projects which will progress, on a phased basis, into the architectural planning process in the next 12 to 15 months. The proposed extension project for the school will be considered in this regard.