Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1759)

Dara Calleary

Question:

1759. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the expenditure by project and administration incurred under the 2007-2013 LEADER programme in each year of the period and as of 31 August 2012; the value of projects that had been approved under the programme to date in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36891/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

Table 1 below provides a breakdown of the expenditure by project and administration costs under the 2007-2013 LEADER programme for each of the years 2007-2012. It is not practicable to provide details as of 31st August 2012, but the figures on the table reflect the position as of 31st December each year.

Table 2 below provides the number and value of project approvals under the 2007-2013 LEADER programme for each of the years 2007-2013, as of 31st December each year. All projects had to be approved before 31st December 2013. However, payments to projects could continue for a further two years, as the projects were completed.

It should be noted that no projects were approved, or expenditure incurred, in the first two years of the LEADER 2007-2013 programming period. LEADER is an EU-wide programme and, as can often be the case with such programmes, activity increases progressively over the course of the programme period.

Table 1: LEADER Project & Administration Expenditure for the period 2007-2012

Year

Projects

Administration

Total Expenditure

2007

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

2008

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

2009

€8,201,445.25

€11,464,519.05

€19,665,964.30

2010

€30,596,158.16

€13,659,684.89

€44,255,843.05

2011

€35,452,081.68

€12,009,677.00

€47,461,758.68

2012

€39,681,861.45

€13,335,298.42

€53,017,159.87

Total

€113,931,546.54

€50,469,179.36

€164,400,725.90

Table 2: LEADER Project Approvals for the period 2007-2013

Year

No. Approved Projects

Total LEADER Grant approvals

2007

0

€0.00

2008

0

€0.00

2009

1,271

€20,004,753

2010

1,724

€33,670,670

2011

2,061

€38,371,891

2012

3,047

€76,788,710

2013

1,683

€48,532,958

Total Approvals

9,786

€217,368,983