Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (382)

Brian Stanley

Question:

386 Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport 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. [35690/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport)

The total amount paid in 2011 by my Department to Local Authorities was €21,153,558. A breakdown of the expenditure is as follows:

Smarter travel and carbon reduction —€7,425,607; Grants for sporting bodies and provision of sports and recreational facilities —€4,388,496; and Grants for provision and renovation of swimming pools —€9,339,455.

The total amount paid to Local Authorities from June, 2011 to June, 2012 was €24,275,671. A breakdown of the expenditure is as follows:

Smarter Travel and carbon reduction —€7,193,209; Grants for sporting bodies and provision of sports and recreational facilities —€6,656,943; and Grants for provision and renovation of swimming pools —€10,425,519.

Payments are also made by agencies of my Department to Local Authorities including funds distributed by the National Roads Authority on my behalf in relation to regional and local roads. I will ask the agencies to provide details to the Deputy.