Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2612)

Pat the Cope Gallagher


2612. Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development his plans to make further allocations of funding for local improvement schemes in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32171/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

I reintroduced the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) in September 2017 and allocated over €17 million to Local Authorities for improvement works to non-public roads under the scheme in 2017. In 2018, I allocated over €20 million for LIS roads in two phases.

On 7th February last, I launched the 2019 Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) and allocated a sum of €10 million to Local Authorities under the scheme. The allocations on a county-by-county basis are available on the Gov.ie website at the following link: https://www.gov.ie/en/policy-information/d309ea-local-improvement-scheme/.

I am closely monitoring expenditure on the scheme and I will make decisions regarding any further funding allocations for the LIS in due course.