Written Answers. - EC Structural Funds.

48.

asked the Minister for Finance the total amount of moneys received by this country through the EC Structural Funds from the date of Ireland's entry into the EC to date; the annual amounts under each heading; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

49.

asked the Minister for Finance the total receipts from EC Structural Funds in the Leinster Euro-Constituency from 1979 to date, giving the amounts under each heading; and if he will make a statement on the matter

I propose to take Questions Nos. 48 and 49 together. Ireland's receipts to date from each of the EC Structural Funds are shown in the table which is being circulated in the Official Report. As regards receipts from the Structural Funds in the Leinster Euro-Constituency, I regret that records are not maintained in a format which would enable the material requested by the Deputy to be provided.

Ireland's Receipts from the EC Structural Funds.

IRm

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

Total 1973-1988

FEOGA Guidance

0.6

2.6

7.4

9.7

18.5

31.8

41.9

59.6

63.7

49.3

55.8

46.6

67.9

64.4

519.8

European Social Fund

3.6

4.0

4.6

8.2

19.3

28.8

46.7

45.3

73.2

92.7

84.3

141.3

127.4

193.5

145.0

1,017.9

European Regional Development Fund

1.8

8.5

8.5

11.1

25.5

46.4

54.6

66.1

58.2

65.2

76.0

77.1

87.4

129.9

716.3

Total

3.6

6.4

15.7

24.1

40.1

72.8

124.9

141.8

198.9

214.6

198.8

273.1

251.1

348.8

339.3

2,254.0