Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.

John Bruton

Question:

191 Mr. J. Bruton asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the 2002 estimates of public capital spending by his Department; if the net expenditure under headings is likely to be exceeded on present trends; and, if so, the amount by which in each case. [15264/02]

The following table shows the 2002 estimates of public capital spending by my Department. Net expenditure, with the exception of inland fisheries, is likely on present trends not to be exceeded in 2002.

An additional €1 million has been allocated to the catchment management programme under subhead J1 – payments to the Central Fisheries Board, the regional fisheries boards and miscellaneous payments in relation to inland fisheries, in respect of the "This is Our River Initiative". However, this will be offset by savings under other programme areas and, therefore, an overrun on the overall 2002 Estimate provision is not forecast.

Public Capital Programme

2002Estimate

€000

Office Machinery and Other Office Supplies (DMNR only)

1,969

Information Society (DMNR only)

1,350

Marine Emergency Coastal Units

1,643

Development of Coastal Radio Stations

435

Marine Emergency Service

254

Marine Safety Weather Buoys

451

Loran C Navigation System

468

Grants for Improvements at Commercial Secondary and Other Harbours

4,931

Marine and Natural Resources Tourism Programme Including Infrastructural Development

5,211

Coastal Protection and Management

3,924

Foreshore Development, including Refunds of Foreshore Deposits

0

Marine Institute – Administration and Development (Grant-in-Aid)

14,838

National Seabed Survey

5,188

Development and Upgrading of Harbours for Fishery Purposes, including Payments under the Fishery Harbour Centres Act, 1968

31,076

An Bord Iascaigh Mhara – Administration and Development (Grant-in-Aid)

12,824

Conservation and Management of Fisheries

838

Fish Processing

2,183

Aquaculture Development

4,640

Payments to the Central Fisheries Board, the Regional Fisheries Boards and Miscellaneous

1,731

Payments in relation to Inland Fisheries Tourism Angling Programme

1,275

Grants for the promotion of Forestry (National)

51

Grants for the promotion of Forestry (Feoga Guarantee)

88,980

Grants for the promotion of Forestry (Structural)

10,157

Clearance of previous years FEOGA accounts

1

GSI – IT Systems Development

650

Energy Conservation

4,500

Farm Electrification Grants Scheme

150

Regional Broadband and Technology Demonstration Programme

44,000

Multimedia Development

28,690

Capital Grant to Broadcasting Commission

635

Radio Telefís Éireann – Capital Grant for Telefís Na Gaeilge

2,800

Public Capital Programme

2002Estimate

€000

The Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission

420

Cross Border Initiative

317

Shipping and Related Services

1

Other Services

450

Total Voted

277,031

Non-voted:

Coillte Teo

38,498

BIM

241

Port Companies

10,250

Gross Total

326,020

Deduct:

Appropriations-in-Aid

52,417

Net Total

273,603