Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (170)

Joan Burton

Question:

170. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the areas by vote group to which the €0.7 billion increase in capital expenditure as outlined in the SES will be allocated in 2020; if this is already included in the expenditure ceilings; if he expects to change these; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30287/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The multi-annual capital investment ceilings by Ministerial Vote Group for the period 2019 to 2022 were published in the Revised Estimates for Public Services 2019 and are set out below. These include provision for the €0.7 billion increase in capital expenditure provided for in the National Development Plan and referenced in the recently published Summer Economic Statement (SES).

In the SES an expenditure reserve of up to €0.2 billion is being established in 2020 to accommodate funding requirements for the National Broadband Plan and the National Children’s Hospital.

Capital Envelope

2019

2020

2021

2022

€million

(€millions)

Exchequer Capital Funding

Exchequer Capital Funding

Exchequer Capital Funding

Exchequer Capital Funding

Total 2019 - 2022

Ministerial Vote Group

AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND THE MARINE

255

258

265

275

1,053

BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE AND INNOVATION

620

630

640

715

2,605

CHILDREN AND YOUTH AFFAIRS

32

31

32

33

128

COMMUNICATIONS, CLIMATE ACTION AND ENVIRONMENT

277

297

317

400

1,291

CULTURE, HERITAGE AND THE GAELTACHT

76

76

80

110

342

DEFENCE

106

113

120

125

464

EDUCATION AND SKILLS

941

942

1,006

1,100

3,989

EMPLOYMENT AFFAIRS AND SOCIAL PROTECTION

14

15

16

17

62

FINANCE GROUP

26

22

18

19

85

FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE GROUP

21

13

13

14

61

HEALTH

667

774

780

825

3,046

HOUSING, PLANNING, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

2,137

2,205

2,269

2,280

8,891

JUSTICE AND EQUALITY GROUP

205

265

208

216

894

PUBLIC EXPENDITURE AND REFORM GROUP

201

214

223

232

870

RURAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

141

150

152

175

618

TRANSPORT, TOURISM AND SPORT

1,613

2,058

2,526

2,405

8,602

Total *

7,332

8,063

8,666

8,941

33,001

Total Investment as a % of GNI*

3.5%

3.7%

3.8%

3.8%

* Rounding affects totals