Dáil Éireann - Volume 637 - 26 June, 2007

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

[468] Deputy John Perry asked the Minister for Education and Science the progress made on the development work at a school (details supplied) in County Sligo; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16731/07]

  Deputy Mary Hanafin: As part of the expansion of the devolved scheme for school building works, grant-aid of €275,000 was sanctioned in March 2006 to enable the management authorities of the school in question to extend and refurbish their school building. Construction work commenced at this school in early May of this year and 70% of the grant-aid has been paid to the school.

Deputy John Perry asked the Minister for Education and Science if she will waive the additional percentage contributions for a school (details supplied) in County Sligo in view of the fact that her Department would have to pay them with or without the additional size; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16734/07]

  Deputy Mary Hanafin: I am pleased to inform the Deputy that only the standard local contribution will apply to the school building project in question. The increased cost of the project will not attract an additional local contribution.