Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (474)

Sean Fleming

Question:

486 Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the funding from his Department under the national rural water programme and the funding provided to County Laois under this programme for each of the years from 2005-2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35184/12]

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

Responsibility for the administration of the Rural Water Programme has been devolved to local authorities since 1997. The selection and approval of individual schemes for advancement and funding under this programme, within the overall priorities set by my Department and subject to the block grant allocations provided is, therefore, a matter for the local authorities.

Funding from my Department under the national rural water programme and the funding provided to County Laois under this programme for each of the years from 2005-2012 is set out hereunder.

National Rural Water Programme — Block Grant Allocations (2005-2012)

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

118,990,930

130,026,400

129,998,828

105,000,000

100,000,000

88,000,000

79,000,000

40,000,000

County Laois — Block Grant Allocations (2005-2012)

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

3,185,037

3,274,043

3,449,960

2,420,163

2,051,858

1,274,618

1,728,608

259,000