HC Deb 07 December 1998 vol 322 c100W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will publish(a) details of those schools presently under consideration as major capital expenditure projects by the Department of Education for Northern Ireland, (b) the estimated cost at each school and (c) the date on which DENI accepted that each school satisfied the criteria for category 1, 2 or 3 status. [61837]

Mr. McFall

There are over 200 major works projects on the Schools Capital Priorities Planning List and I will write to the hon. Gentleman giving details of these schemes and place a copy in the Library of the House. Estimated costs are not available for many of the schemes which are at a very early stage of planning or where planning has been suspended.

There are 125 projects in priority categories 1, 2 and 3. All projects in these categories have received approval to take forward detailed planning. Information is not readily available about the dates each project entered the Planning List and this could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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