Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Questions (631)

Michael McGrath

Question:

631. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if there will be an underspend in her Department's current or capital budget for 2017; if so, the subheads that are now below profile and that may come in below profile at the end of the calendar year; if underspends in her Department will be available to the central Exchequer at year end; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36740/17]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

Details of provisional expenditure in respect of my Department and all Government Departments are published at Vote level by the Department of Finance on a monthly basis. Provisional current and capital expenditure figures in respect of my Department at Vote level as of 30 June 2017 are available at: http://www.finance.gov.ie/sites/default/files/170705%20Fiscal_Monitor_2017_June.pdf

My Department has responsibility for a very broad and diverse range of projects and programmes and work is ongoing on delivering these programmes. The end of year outturn will be impacted by the cost and timing of delivery and unexpected delays can occur in the drawdown of funding by grantees from time to time. All of the programme subheads showing an underspend against profile as at 30 June 2017 are listed in the table below.

It is difficult to assess the full year expenditure for my Department at this point in time, as we are only just over half way through the year. Expenditure trends are kept under review and will continue to be carefully monitored up to year end to ensure the best and most efficient use of available financial resources.

Subheads showing an underspend against profile at 30 June 2017

A.4

General Expenses of the National Archives and National Archives Advisory Council

A.6

Regional Museums, Galleries, Cultural Centres and Projects

A.10

General Expenses of the National Museum of Ireland

A.12

Irish Film Board

A.15

Decade of Centenaries 1912-1922

B.4

Built Heritage

B.8

Peatlands Restoration

C.3

Gaeltacht Support Schemes

C.4

Irish Language Support Schemes

C.5

An Coimisinéir Teanga

C.9

Islands

C.10

20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030

D.4

Waterways Ireland

E.3

Dormant Accounts Measures

E.5

National Rural Development Schemes

E.6

LEADER – Rural Economy Sub Programme

E.8

Town and Village Regeneration

E.9

Rural Broadband, Regional Economic Development