Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (695)

Denis Naughten

Question:

813 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Transport the value of the marketing budget for 2004 for each regional airport; when these funds will be issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1386/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

My Department administers a grant scheme to assist the regional airports with marketing, safety and security related current expenditure. The total amount provisionally allocated in the Estimates for 2004 is €2.24 million and the individual amounts for each airport will be determined shortly. The grants are paid to the airports on foot of certified claims of eligible expenditure incurred during the year so drawdown of grants by the regional airports would not arise until later in the year.