Dáil Éireann - Volume 638 - 26 September, 2007

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science the position in regard to provision of permanent classroom facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21152/07]

  Deputy Mary Hanafin:The building project for the School referred to by the Deputy is at early stage of architectural planning.

My Department has recently received the Stage 3 submission and officials from my Department are currently reviewing it. Unless there are very exceptional circumstances arising from the review of the Stage 3, it is envisaged that the project will be allowed to progress to the next stage of architectural planning.

Progression of all projects to tender and construction will be considered in the context of my Department’s multi-annual School Building and Modernisation Programme.

Deputy Bernard J. Durkanasked the Minister for Education and Science the progress to date in the proposals to extend the facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21153/07]

  Deputy Mary Hanafin:My Department has received the Stage 1 and 2 submission from the School and its Design Team. Officials from my Department have arranged for a Planning Development Meeting to review the submission to be held today, Wednesday 26th September, with the School and its Design Team.

Should the Stage 2, as submitted, prove acceptable to the Department, then authorisation will be given to the school and its Design Team to proceed to the next Stage i.e. Stage 3.