Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Questions (42)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

42. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government when Local Development Companies will be in a position to accept new applications for Leader funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44832/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

My Department is carefully monitoring expenditure and approvals under the LEADER elements of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013. I will assess unallocated funding in early November with a view to reallocating available funding to other qualifying projects, so that all funding will be allocated to qualifying projects before the end of 2013. My Department is currently preparing for the next Programming period 2014-20 which is expected to be operational in 2015.