I propose to take Questions Nos. 425 and 426 together.
The Deputy will be aware that ADM manages the local development social inclusion programme on behalf of my Department. Allocations from within the budget available for the programme in 2003 were recently agreed by the board of ADM and notified to each partnership and community group.
As the Deputy will appreciate, ADM must manage the programme from within the budget available in my Department's Vote. Reductions in available funding for 2003 are being managed on a sliding scale, ranging from 4% to 7%, depending on the annual budget of the partnership or community group.
However, I am working with ADM and the Partnerships to minimise as far as possible the impact of the reductions in the programmes and services provided.
The information, requested by the Deputy, regarding the amount of funding allocated to the South Kerry Development Partnership and the Trá Lí Group in County Kerry for the period 1997-2003 follows:
South Kerry Development Partnership