Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (351)

John O'Mahony

Question:

351. Deputy John O'Mahony asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the amount of funding allocated by his Department in County Mayo, and the list of projects that benefited in 2011 to 2013, inclusive, and to date in 2014 in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14892/14]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

My Department has a wide and diverse business agenda, including protecting the environment, providing necessary housing supports and fostering community and rural development in partnership with local government and other local development bodies.

In order to deliver on this broad business agenda, my Department allocates significant resources to a wide range of organisations, including local authorities, dedicated agencies and non-statutory bodies, as well as to individuals.

In this regard, some €4 billion has been expended by my Department in the period from 2011 to 2013; in addition, the Revised Estimates for Public Services 2014, published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, provide for a further €889 million in funding this year to be expended in support of the Department's programmes. In that context, a county breakdown of expenditure by reference to the various classes of recipients and a listing of projects that benefited in 2011, 2012, 2013 and to date in 2014 in respect of County Mayo are not readily available in my Department and their compilation would involve a disproportionate amount of time and work. If the Deputy wishes to put down a more specific question concerning funding from my Department, I will endeavour to provide the information sought.

Question No. 352 answered with Question No. 350.