Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Questions (102)

Seán Fleming

Question:

102. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of applications under the microenterprise loans fund scheme received in the period of 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013 from counties Laois, Offaly, Kildare and Westmeath; the number of applications granted for each of these counties; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21720/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

The information sought by the Deputy in relation to the number of applications received and loans approved under the Microenterprise Loan Fund from 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013 from counties Laois, Offaly, Kildare and Westmeath is set out in the table.

Microfinance Ireland 1 October 2012 - 31 March 2013

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Applications Received

Loans Approved

Work in progress at 31 March 2013

Declined

Withdrawn

Laois

4

0

2 (as of 8 May 2013 one has been approved and one declined)

2

0

Offaly

2

1

0

0

1

Kildare

3

0

0

2

1

Westmeath

2

1

0

1

0

A full progress report on the operation of the scheme from 1 October 2012 to 31 Mary 2013 can be found on my Department’s website (www.enterprise.gov.ie) and the Microfinance Ireland website (www.microfinanceireland.ie ).