Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Questions (153)

Michael Healy-Rae


153. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if additional funding will be provided to South Kerry Development Partnership (details supplied). [29607/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I refer to the reply to Question No. 294 of 18 June 2013 which sets out the position in regard to LEADER funding.

In the case of South Kerry Development Partnership the revised allocation represents a decrease of 20% from their original allocation. The redistribution of available funding was conducted in as fair and equitable a manner as was possible with many LDCs experiencing similar reductions.

I am committed to the continued monitoring of this situation and my Department will conduct another formal review of commitments and expenditure levels at the end of August 2013. If Local Development Companies are not performing with regard to the Programme commitment levels, allocations will again be revised in the context of maximizing commitments to the end of the Programme by December 2013.