Written Answers. - Departmental Programmes.

Jack Wall

Question:

366 Mr. Wall asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if funding has been sought for a RAPID programme (details supplied); the funding which has been allocated if the application was received; the funding available from his Department in regard to such programmes; the headings under which the funding is available; and the timescale for such funding. [10724/03]

My Department has no record of having received an application or proposal under the RAPID programme in relation to the town referred to in the details supplied.

No dedicated departmental financial allocations have been made to provide potential funding for proposals received under the RAPID programme as such. However, my Department decides on approving funding for RAPID proposals within the context of existing allocations across Votes under my Department's remit. Particular priority is given to RAPID proposals which fall within the functional areas financed under the national development plan.
I can, however, assure the Deputy that if and when a RAPID proposal is received for the area referred to, it will be given full and careful consideration.