Thursday, 4 November 2004

Questions (57)

Denis Naughten

Question:

36 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will review the current funding for architectural protection grants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22326/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

The scheme of architectural protection grants is administered by local authorities and is available to owners of protected structures. The scheme is resourced by my Department: the relevant overall provision for 2003 was €2.888 million and for 2004 it has been increased to €4.4 million, an improvement of some 52% over the 2003 provision. Funding for this scheme will be kept under review.