Wednesday, 18 July 2012

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Brian Stanley

Question:

231 Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide a breakdown of the total annual spend, including all grants, by his Department on all structures of local government here for 2011, and also for June 2011 to June 2012. [35682/12]

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

The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General on Accounts of the Public Services 2010: Central Government Funding of Local Authorities (Chapter 22) sets out detailed information relating to both the sources and application of funds from central government (including my Department) to local authorities in respect of the period 2007 to 2010.

The following table details some €1.96 billion provided by my Department to local authorities in the full year to end December 2011:

DECLG GRANTS TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES 2011

Expenditure Category

2011

€ million

Housing

Social housing provision and support

482

Local authority estate regeneration and remedial works

174

Private housing grants

68

Other supports

4

Subtotal

728

Environmental services

Water services

462

Waste management

10

Recycling

12

Other environmental measures

18

Subtotal

502

Local services

Library service

7

Fire and emergency services

13

Miscellaneous services

4

Subtotal

24

Local Government Fund

701

Total

1,955