Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Questions (31, 32)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

25 Deputy Jonathan O’Brien asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the total amount invested in job creation by the State in 2009, 2010 and 2011. [4140/12]

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Pearse Doherty

Question:

32 Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the total amount invested in job creation in 2009, 2010, 2011 and set aside for 2012. [4119/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 25 and 32 together.

The role of the Government is not to create jobs, but rather to facilitate employment creation. Since coming into office, we have been working hard to create the improved economic conditions which will support the maintenance of existing jobs and the creation of new ones. Our objective is to put the country back on the road to economic recovery and full employment. Both the Jobs Initiative, announced last May, and Budget 2012 in December, set out measures that aim to return this country to growth, pay down our debt and focus our efforts on policies that facilitate job retention and expansion, as well as addressing unemployment.

Currently work on the Government's Action Plan for Jobs is nearing completion. This Plan, that I am taking the lead on, will set out a series of clear, actionable measures to support the creation and retention of jobs. In terms of monies invested directly by the Enterprise Development Agencies under the remit of my Department, the situation is as follows.

The budget provisions for Enterprise Ireland in respect of 2009, 2010 and 2011 were:

Outturn 2009 —€359,490,000

Outturn 2010 —€386,832,871

Outturn 2011 —€271,659,000

€307,806,000 has been allocated to Enterprise Ireland for 2012.

The budget provisions in respect of IDA Ireland for 2009, 2010, and 2011 were:

Outturn 2009 —€110,471,000

Outturn 2010 —€125,700,000

Outturn 2011 —€134,577,000.

The Exchequer Allocation for IDA for 2012 is €124,577,000.

The budget provisions for Shannon Development for 2009, 2010 and 2011 were:

Outturn 2009 —€700,000

Outturn 2010 —€5,272,000

Outturn 2011 —€5,600,000 (provisional figures).

Shannon Development's Exchequer Allocation for 2012 for the provision of industrial grants is €5m.

The budget provisions for the City and County Enterprise Boards for 2009, 2010 and 2011 were:

Outturn 2009 —€21,666,149

Outturn 2010 —€19,287,265

Outturn 2011 —€17,675,263 (provisional figures).

The 2012 allocation for the City and County Enterprise Boards is €15,000,000.

Question No. 26 answered with Question No. 17.
Question No. 27 answered with Question No. 13.
Question No. 28 answered with Question No. 11.