Sale of State Assets

Questions (106)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

106. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the extent to which the disposal of State assets remains included in options for consideration by his Department; if such options are likely to be used as a last resort; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42752/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The scope and content of the Government’s State Assets Disposal Programme was agreed by Government in February 2012. No additional State assets are under consideration for inclusion in the State Assets Disposal Programme at this time.

Job Creation Data

Questions (107, 108)

Derek Nolan

Question:

107. Deputy Derek Nolan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide, in tabular form, a county breakdown of the number of jobs created by State agencies such as the Industrial Development Agency and Enterprise Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42613/13]

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Derek Nolan

Question:

108. Deputy Derek Nolan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide, in tabular form, a breakdown of the number of jobs created by State agencies such as the Industrial Development Agency and Enterprise Ireland in Galway city; if he will also provide the numbers for the constituency of Galway West; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42614/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 107 and 108 together.

The Forfás Annual Employment Survey reports on job gains and losses in companies that are supported by the enterprise development agencies. Details of the number of full time jobs created in each year from 2008 to 2012 in IDA and Enterprise Ireland client companies is set out on a county by county basis in the following tabular statements.

Data is compiled on an annualized basis and is aggregated at county level. The information is provided by companies on a confidential basis for statistical purposes only. It is therefore not possible to provide information for individual locations in a particular county.

I am pleased to say that 2012 was a particularly good year for job creation in Agency supported companies, with IDA client companies creating a total of 12,722 gross new full time jobs and Enterprise Ireland client companies creating a total of 12,861 gross new full time jobs.

Table 1 - Table showing the number of new jobs created on a county by county basis by Enterprise Ireland supported companies in each of the years from 2008 to 2012

County

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Carlow

223

40

225

253

152

Cavan

335

89

196

369

374

Clare

86

50

202

94

133

Cork

1,320

1,143

1,160

1,997

1,663

Donegal

270

164

218

301

180

Dublin

4,704

3,864

4,535

3,938

4,097

Galway

532

386

617

855

572

Kerry

260

172

142

232

194

Kildare

351

476

295

1,082

534

Kilkenny

176

74

140

150

320

Laois

93

23

76

158

76

Leitrim

44

11

31

46

54

Limerick

498

344

418

289

684

Longford

141

120

74

86

116

Louth

472

205

255

389

299

Mayo

289

203

144

716

197

Meath

325

350

301

362

615

Monaghan

341

74

252

391

294

Offaly

689

100

266

173

139

Roscommon

39

37

46

108

29

Sligo

87

74

131

140

247

Tipperary North

91

23

161

127

49

Tipperary South

321

56

80

123

81

Waterford

492

317

431

909

692

Westmeath

379

92

154

340

275

Wexford

368

310

222

191

385

Wicklow

265

91

215

204

410

Table 2 – Table showing the number of new jobs created on a county by county basis by IDA Ireland supported companies in each of the years from 2008 to 2012

County

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Carlow

74

49

87

75

116

Cavan

32

18

52

3

43

Clare

140

123

30

27

37

Cork

2,116

1,108

1,393

1,990

1,979

Donegal

67

63

152

271

186

Dublin

4,351

2,284

5,037

6,864

6,389

Galway

636

442

789

1,047

859

Kerry

86

25

50

163

74

Kildare

113

30

1,228

398

176

Kilkenny

1

0

17

33

180

Laois

0

17

10

3

2

Leitrim

35

5

65

7

1

Limerick

286

172

163

233

400

Longford

30

8

4

0

24

Louth

75

33

43

109

386

Mayo

132

97

183

69

126

Meath

132

30

38

53

68

Monaghan

15

19

28

0

3

Offaly

29

22

25

31

31

Roscommon

41

0

12

51

53

Sligo

103

54

53

93

149

Tipperary North

13

0

14

22

0

Tipperary South

262

252

56

84

10

Waterford

176

112

146

72

75

Westmeath

134

231

128

194

252

Wexford

120

14

174

51

111

Wicklow

53

39

13

66

60

Small and Medium Enterprises Supports

Questions (109, 110, 111)

Derek Nolan

Question:

109. Deputy Derek Nolan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide a county breakdown, in tabular form, of the number of businesses which have used State supports such as the microfinance fund and the credit guarantee scheme. [42615/13]

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Derek Nolan

Question:

110. Deputy Derek Nolan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide a county breakdown in tabular form of the number of businesses in Galway West which have used State supports for Irish businesses such as the micro-finance fund and the credit guarantee scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42616/13]

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Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

111. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the take-up of the partial loan guarantee scheme and microenterprise loan scheme for each year that it has been in operation. [42621/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 109 to 111, inclusive, together.

Quarterly progress reports on the Microenterprise Loan Fund and the SME Credit Guarantee Scheme are published on my Department’s website www.enterprise.gov.ie. The progress report detailing the analysis and performance of both Schemes for the quarterly period ending 30th June 2013 is available on my Department’s website. I intend to publish the next progress reports to end September 2013 by mid-October, when the reports have been finalised.

Credit Guarantee Scheme Review

Questions (112)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

112. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the findings and recommendations of the external review of the partial loan guarantee scheme; and if he will make public the full review. [42622/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

I gave a commitment to review the Credit Guarantee Scheme (CGS) after 12 months of operation. The Scheme has been operational since 24 October 2012. As at 4th October there were 69 live CGS facilities resulting in €9.7m being sanctioned through the Scheme by the participating lenders resulting in 433 new jobs being created and 139 jobs maintained.

As take-up continued to be slow, the Scheme was recently independently reviewed with a view to identifying the reasons for this and recommending changes to the Scheme design. The Review included detailed consultations with all key stakeholders. A Steering Group, chaired by my Department, is currently assessing the expert Review and will shortly report back to me outlining what action needs to be taken to amend the Scheme. I intend to publish the Review once this assessment is complete.