Tuesday, 2 March 2004

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Cecilia Keaveney

Question:

288 Cecilia Keaveney asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the supports which are available for a leisure centre development attached to hotels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6538/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism)

The only source of grant support generally available for the development of tourism capital projects is the tourism product development scheme. This scheme, which is funded under the European Regional Development Fund, supports investment in tourism product over the period of the National Development Plan 2000-2006 and is administered directly by Fáilte Ireland. However, under the terms of the scheme, the development of leisure centres attached to hotels is not eligible for support.