Dáil Éireann - Volume 658 - 01 July, 2008

Written Answers. - Planning Issues.

Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Education and Science if he will instruct local planning authorities not to charge primary schools planning and development levies for the erection of prefabs or extensions to existing school buildings as in the case of schools (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25689/08]

  Deputy Batt O’Keeffe: As the Deputy will be aware, the matter of local authority development charges is embodied in planning legislation, which comes under the remit of my colleague, the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. In the circumstances, I have no power to instruct the Local Authorities in relation to this matter.

[289] Question No. 466 answered with Question No. 464.