Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (331)

Derek Nolan

Question:

331. Deputy Derek Nolan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will specify the breakdown of the numbers of females and males who have acquired finance under the microfinance loan fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30287/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

As of the 31st March 2013,149 applications have been received and 116 were from male applicants and 33 from female applicants.

A full progress report on the operation of the scheme from 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013 can be found on my Department’s website (www.enterprise.gov.ie) and the Microfinance Ireland (MFI) website (www.microfinanceireland.ie). I hope to publish the next MFI progress report by mid-July which will continue to publish details of male and female applicants.