Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Questions (274)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

274. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on a pre-budget submission on behalf of Irish Sport that €1 per person in addition to the funding be channelled into a specific fund to be used exclusively to create employment and fund participation programmes; the €3 million being directed to job creation with the remaining €1.5 million being used to fund relevant and targeted programmes to get more people physically active; it is estimated that a minimum €1.5 million of this overall investment will go back to the Revenue through PRSI, PAYE, USC, BAT; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41308/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I am aware of the proposals presented by the Federation of Irish Sport in their pre-budget submission on behalf of Irish sport. Government investment in sport supports a large number of jobs around the country and any proposals regarding further job creation are to be welcomed. The Deputy will be aware that decisions regarding funding for sport will be determined as part of the ongoing Budget 2014 process.