Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (110)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

110. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide an update on discussions taking place between the CCMA and his Department on the retention of some of motor tax funding in the Local Government Fund in order to maintain existing levels of general purpose grant allocations. [12813/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I assume that the Question refers to general purpose grants from the Local Government Fund. The principal source of revenue for the Local Government Fund in 2013 is the proceeds of motor tax which are being re-distributed on an equalised basis to local authorities within the context of the annual allocations of General Purpose Grants.

My Department continues to work closely with the County and City Managers Association on all matters impacting on the local government sector, including funding issues.

Question No. 111 answered with Question No. 106.