Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (284)

Brian Stanley

Question:

287 Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Defence 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. [35680/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Defence)

The following amounts were paid to Local Authorities by my Department during the periods in question:

Charge

2011€’000

1st June 2011-31st May 2012€’000

Water

740

692

Refuse

10

3

Fire Brigade

4

7

In addition, the Civil Defence Board which operates under the aegis of my Department is responsible for the payment of certain annual grants to Local Authorities. These grants cover the recoupment by Local Authorities of some 70% of their annual expenditure on Civil Defence activities and amounted to €3.11m in 2011 and €3.21m in the 12 month period 1st June 2011 to 31st May 2012.