Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2612)

Pat the Cope Gallagher

Question:

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.