Written Answers. - Bog Road Improvement.

275.

Mr. Leonard

asked the Minister for Finance the allocation approved from the Central Development Committee for each of the 12 western counties for bog roads and turf cutting machinery.

The Tripartite Standing Committee on Employment, which were established under the national understanding, are providing £600,000 from the employment Guarantee Fund to county development teams in the west for the improvement of bog roads in their areas, and I presume the Deputy is referring to the allocations made from this provision. On the basis of submissions received from the teams, the following allocations have been made:

£

Cavan

67,000

Clare

75,000

West Cork

16,000

Donegal

68,000

Kerry

80,000

Leitrim

55,000

West Limerick

13,000

Mayo

72,000

Monaghan

22,000

Roscommon

60,000

Sligo

60,000

The provision does not include an element in respect of turf-cutting machinery.