Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (268)

James Bannon

Question:

268. Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Social Protection the funding provided for the Money Advice and Budgeting Service for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013 on a county basis; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14829/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS), under the aegis of the Citizens Information Board, provides a high quality personal service to assist people who are over-indebted and need help and advice in coping with debt problems, in particular those on low incomes and people living on social welfare payments. The Money Advice and Budgeting Service is made up of a network of 53 companies, which includes 51 local companies and 2 national companies MABS National Development Limited and National Traveller MABS. There are some 277 money advice staff employed across the MABS network.

In 2014, the Citizens Information Board has been allocated a budget of approximately €46.0 million of which some €18.6 million has been assigned to MABS to include the 51 local companies and the 2 national companies. Funding to MABS local companies on a county by county basis from 2011 to 2013 is set out as follows.

Funding Provided by MABS by County

2011

2012

2013

Carlow

353,993

367,700

396,527

Cavan

272,486

284,058

284,058

Clare

235,979

297,153

287,369

Cork

1,315,931

1,336,385

1,415,036

Donegal

641,026

664,182

698,335

Dublin

4,583,426

4,657,998

4,700,257

Galway

762,655

758,048

805,626

Kerry

479,990

452,080

517,021

Kildare

485,091

490,498

490,497

Kilkenny

264,853

294,750

290,263

Laois

191,286

222,516

220,609

Leitrim

213,084

218,274

218,183

Limerick

398,188

398,098

331,749

Longford

176,936

191,889

214,175

Louth

387,333

442,193

456,751

Mayo

478,010

534,030

577,020

Meath

300,672

322,218

299,857

Monaghan

264,045

270,062

270,062

Offaly

244,981

226,430

287,280

Roscommon

200,384

197,196

244,003

Sligo

230,681

256,389

303,507

Tipperary

592,108

662,495

651,810

Waterford

629,482

653,780

819,378

Westmeath

373,125

385,463

371,211

Wexford

302,326

340,526

331,707

Wicklow

600,725

606,246

609,659

Question No. 269 withdrawn.