HC Deb 17 June 1999 vol 333 c212W
Mr. John D. Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland at which locations nursery units have been provided under the first tranche of the childhood funds; how many of these units are associated with the Council of Catholic Maintained Schools; and what assessment she has made of the extent to which the EU peace package for peace and reconciliation is being used for cross-community nursery units. [86312]

Mr. McFall

19 nursery units have been provided in the following locations:

  • West Winds Primary School, Newtownards
  • Kilcooley Primary School, Bangor
  • Old Warren Primary School, Lisburn
  • Bushmills Primary School
  • Harpur's Hill Primary School, Coleraine
  • St. James' Primary School, Whiteabbey
  • St. John's Primary School, Carnlough
  • College Farm Nursery School, Armagh
  • St. Patrick's Primary School, Newry
  • St. Patrick's Primary School, Dungannon
  • St. Patrick's Primary School, Crossmaglen
  • St. Patrick's Primary School, Cullyhanna
  • St. Joseph's Primary School, Newry
  • Barrack St. Boys Primary School, Strabane
  • St. Ronan's Primary School, Lisnaskea
  • St. Patrick's Primary School, Castlederg
  • Ashlea Primary School, Londonderry
  • Enniskillen Nursery School
  • Glendermott Primary School, Londonderry

Twelve of the units are located at schools in the Catholic-maintained sector.

All nursery provision is open to all children regardless of religious denomination and a number of the projects under tranche 1 of the EU Peace and Reconciliation Programme have been approved with the specific aim of making cross-community provision. Several have been developed on neutral sites and through partnerships in order to secure places which can be attended by children from all religious backgrounds, and management structures have been established to reflect this.

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