Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1754)

Dara Calleary

Question:

1754. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the 2019 capital spend to 31 August 2019 including the capital carryover from 2018, by subhead; the provision under each subhead including the capital carryover from 2018 provided for in the revised estimates volume for 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36268/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

The Further Revised Estimates for 2019 in respect of the Department of Rural and Community Development provides for gross capital expenditure of €138 million. There was no capital funding carried forward from 2018.

To date, €47 million of this capital allocation has been spent. I have set out expenditure to date in the table below against the total capital provision for 2019.

At the start of each year my Department profiles expected spend for that year, and the overall capital expenditure to date is on profile.

As is usual for capital programmes, the majority of claims for payment will be made in the final quarter of the year as projects progress to completion and capital grant approvals are drawn down. This is particularly true for the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund, for which delivery is now beginning to accelerate.

Continued close monitoring of expenditure is a matter of significant priority so as to ensure the best use of available resources and that value for money is delivered in respect of our funding.

Capital Expenditure to 31 August 2019

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REV 2019

YTD - Actual

V42 – GROSS (€m)

138.0

47.0

A - REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL AFFAIRS

122.9

45.7

A.2 - ADMINISTRATION - NON PAY

0.2

0.1

A.4 - NATIONAL RURAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES

15.0

6.9

A.5 - LEADER - RURAL ECONOMY SUB PROGRAMME

30.0

25.1

A.7 - TOWN AND VILLAGE REGENERATION

15.0

8.2

A.8 – REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

0.7

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A.9. - LOCAL IMPROVEMENT SCHEMES

10.0

3.0

A10 - RURAL REGENERATION & DEVELOPMENT FUND

52.0

2.4

B - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

15.1

1.3

B.2 - ADMINISTRATION - NON PAY

0.2

0.1

B.6- SUPPORTS FOR DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES

1.8

-

B.7- DORMANT ACCOUNT MEASURES

2.5

0.1

B.8- PROGRAMME FOR PEACE AND RECONCILLIATION

0.7

-

B.10 - LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT AND ARCHIVE SERVICE

6.0

1.1

B.11 - COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME

4.0

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