Written Answers. - Departmental Funding.

Billy Timmins

Question:

301 Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if he grants funding to any organisation whose membership is secret or unknown; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2881/03]

My Department provides grant funding to a wide range of bodies under various schemes and programmes. While different criteria apply across such measures, none of these schemes-programmes are designed to fund organisations the membership of which is secret or unknown.