Thursday, 22 February 2018

Questions (82)

Dara Calleary


82. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated capital expenditure by Department for each of the years 2023 to 2027 (details supplied), in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9093/18]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

Annex 1 of the National Development Plan sets out capital ceilings for each Ministerial Vote Group for the five year period 2018 - 2022. As stated in section 3.6 of the Plan, these five-year ceilings will be maintained on a rolling basis for the period of the Plan, updated annually in the annual Estimates process to include a new fifth year. Capital ceilings by Ministerial Vote Group for the subsequent five year period 2023 - 2027 are not determined under the Plan on the same basis as the information contained in Annex 1. The allocation of funding included within capital ceilings for each Ministerial Vote Group to state agencies for the delivery of particular investment projects or programmes is a matter for the relevant Department and is not determined centrally by my Department.

Table 3.2 of the Plan sets out indicative funding allocations for the full period of the Plan on a thematic basis relating to each of the 10 National Strategic Outcomes for the National Planning Framework. As stated in section 3.6 of the Plan this funding reform was introduced to encourage Departments to develop investment proposals directly targeted at the achievement of NPF priorities and which contribute to the clear articulation of a strategic 10-year vision for Ireland’s public capital infrastructure. The identification of this destination can then guide and inform the design and implementation of their investment spending from 2018 onwards. The Deputy will note that table 3.2 also contains information on some of the main Strategic Investment Priorities, in respect of which indicative funding allocations have been provided under the Plan as well as the main Departments involved in delivering strategic priorities under each of the NSOs.