Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Questions (23)

Timmy Dooley

Question:

23. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the level of EU funding that will be available under Pillar 2 in 2013 compared to 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29360/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The amount of EU co funding due in 2013 under 2007 – 2013 Rural Development Programme (Pillar I) for measures administered by my Department is estimated at €176 million. This compares to €294.4 million in EU co funding received in 2012.

The lower figure for 2013 reflects the likely amount of EU funding remaining to be drawn down under the programme based on the estimated eligible expenditure on programme measures this year.

LEADER and rural broadband, which are also part of the RDP, are the responsibility of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources respectively