Written Answers. - Departmental Funding.

Denis Foley

Question:

220 Mr. Foley asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development if he will list, in respect of County Kerry for each of the years 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000, the grants, projects or schemes funded by his Department, or any agency under the aegis of his Department; the receiving body or organisation; and the amount allocated in each instance. [7500/01]

The information requested by the Deputy in respect of grants, projects or schemes operated by my Department, exclusive of grants to individual farmers, is outlined in the following schedule. As regards agencies under the aegis of my Department, payments of this nature are day-to-day operational matters for the bodies themselves and, accordingly, I have no function in that regard. Inquiries can be addressed to the individual agencies themselves.

Schedule

No. of Organisations Receiving Grants

Name of Grant/Project/Scheme

Amount Allocated£

12

Rural Post Office Project (1997)

14,542.18

4

One Stop Shop-Rural Post Office Project (1998)

1,601.00

1

EU Sheepmeat Producer Group Scheme (1997)

24,923.00

1

(ditto) (1998)

5,242.00

1

(ditto) (1999)

6,865.00

1

(ditto) (2000)

6,504.00

The following advances were paid under the Leader II Programme:
South Kerry Development Partnership Ltd.

£

1

1997

263,000.00

1

1998

681,000.00

1

1999

777,000.00

1

2000

427,000.00

Tuatha Chiarrai Ltd.

£

1

1997

365,000.00

1

1998

924,000.00

1

1999

974,000.00

1

2000

544,000.00

Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta Teo*

£

1

1997

495,000.00

1

1998

933,000.00

1

1999

594,000.00

1

2000

578,000.00

Interim Funding
South Kerry Development Partnership Ltd.

£

1

2000

68,000.00

Tuatha Chiarrai Ltd.

£

1

2000

47,000.00

Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta Teo*

£

1

2000

50,000.00

*This group provides service to a number of Gaeltacht areas across the country including parts of Kerry.