Dáil Éireann - Volume 571 - 30 September, 2003
Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.
Mr. Penrose Mr. Penrose
688. Mr. Penrose asked the Minister for Education and Science if he will outline the stage the proposed new school for Coralstown, Mullingar, County Westmeath is at; if he will give a commencement date for the building of the school, which is long overdue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21174/03]
Mr. N. Dempsey Mr. N. Dempsey
Minister for Education and Science (Mr. N. Dempsey): The proposed large-scale building project for Coralstown national school is listed in section 7 of the 2003 school building programme which is published on my Department's website at www.education.ie. This proposed project is at stage 3 of architectural planning, detailed plans/costs received. It has been assigned a ‘band 2' rating by my Department in accordance with the published criteria for prioritising large-scale projects.
Projects listed in sections 6 and 7 will not be authorised to progress beyond their current stage of architectural planning at this time.
Budgetary provisions in 2004 and subsequent years will determine the rate of progression to tender and construction of these projects in conjunction with the band rating individually assigned. In the meantime, individual schools should, as appropriate, use their devolved grant to deal with any urgent health and safety works.
Dáil Éireann 571 Written Answers. Schools Building Projects.