Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (253)

Billy Timmins

Question:

253. Deputy Billy Timmins asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount of funding that Rehab received through sales of its lottery scratch card for the years 1997 to 2011, inclusive; the profit made on this aspect of Rehab business for those years; the amount of grant aid it received for these years based on these sales; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5590/14]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

Rehab was allocated the following levels of funding under the Charitable Lotteries Scheme by the Department of Finance during the years 1997 to 2010:

Year

1997

€3,924,261

1998

€4,744,557

1999

€4,614,271

2000

€5,673,874

2001

€5,839,918

2002

€5,861,275

2003

€5,845,469

2004

€5,951,569

2005

€5,314,136

2006

€5,748,664

2007

€5,504,073

2008

€5,185,164

2009

€5,644,929

2010

€5,625,888

The level of funding under the Charitable Lotteries Scheme was related to the level of sales.  The income from sales of lottery products, including scratch cards but also other lottery products, and the returns for the charitable purpose recorded by Rehab during the years 1997 to 2010 were as follows:

Year

Income from lottery sales

Returns for charitable purpose

1997

€6,194,674

*

1998

€7,720,338

*

1999

€7,488,744

*

2000

€7,140,250

*

2001

€8,066,326

*

2002

€8,900,868

*

2003

€8,800,684

*

2004

€8,523,122

€400,260

2005

€7,521,774

€223,027

2006

€6,786,106

€197,443

2007

€9,101,914

€427,673

2008

€7,944,525

€327,153

2009

€9,487,065

€685,528

2010

€7,159,174

€557,875

* The Department was advised by Rehab that in the years 1987 to 2002 the average annual percentage of sales retained for the charitable purpose was 12%. Responsibility for the Charitable Lotteries Scheme passed to the Department of Justice and Equality in 2011.