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National Parks and Wildlife Service

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 19 December 2018

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Questions (591)

Jackie Cahill

Question:

591. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of persons that participated in the NPWS farm plan scheme in each of the years 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018; and the funding allocated and expended on the programme in each year since the scheme was established. [53623/18]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

The number of participants in the National Parks and Wildlife Farm Plan Scheme in 2016, 2017 and 2018 were 53, 45 and 41 respectively.

The budgetary figures requested are provided in the following table, although some of the allocation figures (i.e. from 9 years and more ago) are not available. Allocations are made to provide for possible take up of the scheme and in some years, the take up of the scheme and payment claims were somewhat less than the allocation.

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Year

Budgetary allocation

Actual expenditure

2006

-

€1.12m

2007

-

€1.73m

2008

-

€2.01m

2009

-

€2.44m

2010

€5.10m

€3.75m

2011

€5.38m

€4.40m

2012

€5.14m

€3.96m

2013

€4.44m

€3.45m

2014

€3.14m

€2.67m

2015

€1.58m

€1.42m

2016

€0.93m

€0.55m

2017

€0.69m

€0.55m

2018

€0.51m

€0.48m

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