Thursday, 24 October 2013

Questions (124)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

124. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the capital, current and total funding allocated to Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland and county enterprise boards for each year since 2009; and the capital and current budget allocated for 2014. [45393/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

The capital allocations to Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland and the County Enterprise Boards are set out in the following table. Where relevant, the table also highlights additional capital carryover provided to Agencies to facilitate them in operating multi-annual programmes.

Table 1: 2009 to 2013 Capital Allocations

Agency

2009

Allocation

2010

Allocation

2011

Allocation

2012

Allocation

2013 Allocation

Enterprise Ireland – enterprise

€94.8m +

€3.5m Capital Carryover

€77.5m

€72.5m

€70.5m +

€13.125m Capital Carryover

€55m +

€11m Capital Carryover

Enterprise Ireland – research and innovation

€125.936m +

€0.5m Capital Carryover

€121.393m

€131.393m

€132m +

€5m Capital Carryover

€127m

Industrial Development Agency

€73.594m

€86m + €5m Capital Carryover

€86m

€86m

€79m + €7m Capital Carryover

Science Foundation Ireland

€159.941m + €5.5m Capital Carryover

€150m

€160.8m

€156m

€145.3m + €7m Capital Carryover

County Enterprise Boards*

€14.229m + €6m

€14.994m + €3.3m

€15m + €3.3m

€15m + €3.78m

€15m + €3.18m

*Enterprise Ireland Capital Allocations 2009 and 2010 included €78m funding towards the Enterprise Stabilisation Fund.

**County and City Enterprise Board (CEB) Capital Allocations

In 2009, the CEBs received an initial capital allocation of €14.229 which was supplemented by an additional €6m under the Capital Carryover process. In the years from 2010 to 2013, the initial CEB Capital allocations were supplemented by additional allocations during the year, as outlined in the previous Table 1, from savings achieved elsewhere in the Department's Vote.

Table 1: 2009 to 2013 Current Allocations

Agency

2009

Allocation

2010

Allocation

2011

Allocation

2012

Allocation

2013 Allocation

Enterprise Ireland – enterprise*

€102.222m

€93.954m

€91.723m

€85.287m

€80.841m

Enterprise Ireland – research and innovation

€7.752m

€6.694m

€8.866m

€7.942m

€4.685m

Industrial Development Agency

€41.877m

€39.24m

€38.577m

€35.822m

€38.447m

Science Foundation Ireland

€10.583m

€9.833m

€14.342m

€13.669m

€10.05m

County Enterprise Boards

€13.583m

€13.316m

€12.242m

€11.386m

10.893m

*In addition to direct financial support to industry, this allocation also includes funding support for Seed & Venture Capital.

2014 Capital Allocation

The Exchequer DJEI capital allocation for 2014 is €442m, which it is expected, together with both capital carryover and reinvestment of income generated by agencies, will maintain IDA, SFI, EI and CEB allocations broadly in line with 2013 expenditure. The issue of Capital Carryover will be decided in the context of the Revised Estimates Volume that will be conducted during November and early December. Individual Agency allocations will be agreed when final capital carryover amounts have been confirmed.

2014 Current Allocation

The Department's current expenditure ceiling for 2014 has been set by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform at €339m. This includes the total Pay, Pensions and Non-Pay expenditure provisions for the Department, its offices and its agencies for next year. The distribution of this current expenditure provision will also be decided as part of the Revised Estimates process during November and early December.