Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Questions (14)

Niall Collins

Question:

14. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the allocation under the 2007-2013 Common Agricultural Policy programme broken down by axis and measure; the spend to date, broken down between Exchequer and EU spend; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29365/13]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The table sets out the measures funded under the Rural Development Programme 2007 – 2013 [RDP]. The expenditure performance is based on the quarterly returns to the European Commission and this table reflects the position up to March 2013. Under the current approved financial plan in the Programme close on €4.8Bn is allocated at programme level. This amount includes an allocation of EAFRD funding of €2.49Bn and €2.3Bn of Exchequer funding. Since the launch of the RDP expenditure under the programme up to the end of March 2013 amounted to €3.8Bn. This represents close on 79% of the total value of the Programme and 85% of the EAFRD amount. Axes 1 and 2 of the Rural Development Programme are administered by my Department while Axes 3 and 4 are delivered by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. Details of the allocation and expenditure per measure per fund source under the RDP up to the end of March 2013 are set out in the table below. This table does not include funds already committed but not as yet claimed.

The programme, like all national spending, is subject to ongoing budgetary constraints but is configured to maximise all available EU funding. Spending under a number of measures may continue until the end of 2015 and this will provide considerable scope to allow all measures to spend up to their full allocation. Adjustments have already been made to the RDP financial plan and further adjustments are currently being made in order to achieve the fullest possible draw down of available funds. These adjustments must take expenditure to date and commitments to the end of the programme into account and have regard to the available national funding.

Axis / Measure

Current

RDP

Allocation

EAFRD

Allocation

Total

Exchequer

Allocation

EAFRD

and

Exchequer

Expenditure

2007 – March 201

Of which

EAFRD

Spend

Of which

Exchequer

Spend

AXIS 1 – Competitiveness

Vocational training (REPS)

5,675,440

3,458,613

2,216,827

7,227,927

4,120,729

3,107,198

Installation Aid

12,261,081

7,471,903

4,789,178

12,892,430

6,504,938

6,387,492

Early Retirement

219,188,239

133,592,630

85,595,609

216,450,154

115,915,664

100,534,490

Farm Modernisation

154,570,446

92,992,230

61,578,216

80,054,052

47,251,733

32,802,319

TOTAL AXIS 1

391,695,206

237,515,376

154,179,830

316,624,563

173,793,064

142,831,499

Axis 2 – Environment and land management

-

-

-

-

-

-

Less Favoured Areas

1,617,984,198

634,141,309

983,842,889

1,295,213,902

712,367,647

582,846,255

Natura 2000

528,582,998

308,720,649

219,862,349

89,717,139

50,226,637

39,490,502

Agri-environment

1,922,493,570

1,058,314,930

864,178,640

1,929,663,382

1,076,014,860

853,648,544

TOTAL AXIS 2

4,069,060,766

2,001,176,888

2,067,883,878

3,314,594,423

1,838,609,144

1,475,985,301

Axis 3

-

-

-

-

-

-

Broadband

17,884,000

13,413,000

4,471,000

0

0

0

TOTAL AXIS 3

17,884,000

13,413,000

4,471,000

0

0

0

Axis 4

-

-

-

-

-

-

Competitiveness –

Food Projects.

5,000,000

4,250,000

750,000

89,554

76,120

13,434

Implementing

Local Development

Strategies – Quality of Life

265,470,511

182,632,819

82,837,692

118,145,071

78,894,141

39,250,930

Co-operation Projects

7,878,000

5,885,653

1,992,347

2,124,193

1,505,080

619,113

Running of LAGS

62,464,000

46,666,854

15,797,146

52,727,893

33,935,170

18,792,723

TOTAL AXIS 4

340,812,511

239,435,326

101,377,185

173,086,711

114,410,511

58,676,200

Axis 5 – Technical Assistance

-

-

-

-

-

-

Technical Assistance

6,000,000

3,000,000

3,000,000

1,441,575

720,789

720,786

OVERALL RDP

4,825,452,483

2,494,540,590

2,330,911,893

3,805,747,272

2,127,533,508

1,687,213,786