Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (495)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

495. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the projected increase in the gross capital expenditure ceiling applying to his Department in 2020 over 2019; and the projects this increase has been earmarked for. [37451/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Discussions on the 2020 Budget are currently underway between my Department and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and all budget lines in the Vote are being examined as part of that process. My intention is to ensure that all resources made available to my Department, now and in the future, will be managed to advance Government priorities and provide optimum outcomes including in relation to the funding of schemes which underpin farm income and deliver environmental benefits.