Thursday, 20 June 2019

Questions (21)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

21. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the provision in 2019 for flood prevention and coastal protection works to be funded by the OPW; the amount spent to date in 2019 on such work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25626/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The capital allocation for Flood Risk Management in the 2019 Vote of the Office of Public Works (OPW) was originally €76.127 million, but was subsequently reduced to €73.127 million in a reallocation in relation to the National Children’s Hospital. Expenditure on this particular subhead is currently running at just over €11million. This figure does not take into account expenditure incurred by local authorities on flood relief projects where they are the lead implementation and contracting authority but where the OPW is funding the project and where funding drawdown requests in respect of this expenditure has not been submitted by the local authorities.   Capital expenditure on flood relief projects at construction stage would normally increase over the Summer months.