Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (526)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

526. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding allocated to the music capital scheme in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the amount actually spent under this scheme in each of the years 2016 to 2018, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40730/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

The following table shows the allocation to and amount spent on the Music Capital Scheme in each of the four years requested by the Deputy. The Scheme is operated by Music Network on behalf of my Department.

In general, allocations are made at the end of a year and are drawn down in the following year. The most recent allocation was made in 2018 and most of this has been drawn down in 2019.

Year

Allocation

Amount Spent

2015

€210,000

€210,000

2016

€210,000

€210,000

2017

€245,500

€209,905

2018

€266,850

€244,629

2019 to date

€265,449