Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (428, 469)

Dessie Ellis

Question:

428. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the total cost of the rental accommodation scheme for the years 2011 and 2012 respectively; and the projected cost for 2013. [10486/13]

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Terence Flanagan

Question:

469. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the amount of money that has been spent on the rental accommodation scheme and rental schemes over the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10294/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 428 and 469 together.

Since 2008 and up to the end of December 2012 expenditure on the Rental Accommodation Scheme [RAS] came to just over €477 million. Since the scheme commenced in 2005 expenditure has totalled €512.3 million. This following table sets out the annual expenditure from 2008 to 2012:

RAS expenditure 2008-2012

Year

2008

€53,025,430

2009

€83,394,513

2010

€100,076,430

2011

€115,917,365

2012

€125,429,966

Total

€477,843,704

€150m has been allocated for the Rental Accommodation Scheme in 2013.