Dáil Éireann - Volume 591 - 02 November, 2004

Written Answers. - Capitation Grants.

  482. Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Education and Science the progress made on the application submitted for a school (details supplied) in County Sligo for grant aid for major capital improvement works; when it will be approved in view of the inadequate facilities that exist; the progress made on its application for temporary accommodation; the reason for the delays; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27205/04]

  Ms Hanafin:An application for grant aid towards an extension and refurbishment has been received from the management authority of the school referred to by the Deputy.

My officials are nearing completion of a review of all projects which did not proceed to construction as part of the 2004 school building programme with a view to including them as part of a multi-annual programme from 2005. Each project will be assigned a band rating and the progress of all projects will be considered in the context of the multi-annual programme. The accommodation needs of the school referred to are being considered as part of this review.

Following conclusion of the current Estimates and budgetary process I intend to publish the 2005 building programme which will operate in a multi- annual framework.