Thursday, 17 April 2014

Questions (56)

Michael McGrath

Question:

56. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Finance when he expects a response from the EU on the application under EU state aid rules for permission to proceed with the Living City initiative; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18260/14]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

An application for EU State Aid approval in respect of the Living City Initiative was submitted on 27th March and we look forward to hearing from the European Commission. It is difficult to be certain how long this approval process might take, but in other cases it has been up to a year. The Initiative will also be subject to a commencement order and the exact areas to be included will be decided upon by the Minister for Finance.