Dáil Éireann - Volume 599 - 09 March, 2005
Written Answers. - Schools Refurbishment.
Mr. P. McGrath Mr. P. McGrath
272. Mr. P. McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Science if her attention has been drawn to the proposed refurbishment plans for a school in County Longford (details supplied); if she will visit this school as soon as possible to see the many obsolete and inappropriate facilities; if she will report on proposals to refurbish this school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8125/05]
Ms Hanafin Ms Hanafin
Ms Hanafin:An application for refurbishment has been received from the school to which the Deputy refers. This application has been assessed in accordance with the published prioritisation criteria, which were revised following consultation with the education partners. Progress on this project is being considered in the context of the school building programme.
I have recently made a series of announcements in relation to the schools building and modernisation programme that included: 122 major school building projects country wide authorised to prepare tenders and move to construction during 2005; 192 schools invited to deliver their building projects on the basis of devolved funding; 43 schools authorised to commence architectural planning; and 590 schools with projects approved under the 2005 summer works scheme.
I plan to make further announcements on schools whose projects will further progress through the design process together with details of schools identified as suitable for construction under public private partnerships.
Dáil Éireann 599 Written Answers. Schools Refurbishment.