Written Answers. - INTERREG Payments.

John Ellis

Question:

72 Mr. Ellis asked the Minister for Finance the additional amount of money that will be made available to the Border areas for 1996 under INTERREG II and the peace programme. [8712/96]

Under the INTERREG II programme the total amount of funding allocated to the Border areas for 1996 is 36.657 million ECU. This consists of 22.409 million ECU EU funding, 9.579 million ECU national co-financing and private sector funding making up the balance of 4.668 million ECU.

Under the Peace programme the total amount of funding allocated for 1996 to the Border areas is 38.456 million ECU. This comprises of 26.871 mECU EU funding, 8.963 million ECU national co-financing and a private sector element of 2.622 million ECU.