Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions (493)

Peter Burke

Question:

493. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the funding allocated to an area (details supplied) in each of the years 2011 to 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50244/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Details of the funding allocated to are set out in the table below. The amounts set out in the table relate to funding provided for Westmeath as a whole unless Moate is specified. The contract to deliver the National broadband Plan was signed on 19 November. This provides for approximate investment of €46m over the 25 years of the National Broadband Plan State Intervention providing high speed broadband to 11,634 premises in Co Westmeath.

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*The Digital Skills for Citizen Scheme replaced the BenefiT scheme which was operated by the Department between 2008-2016. Figures are not available at a County level for this scheme.

**Better Energy Warmer Homes - expenditure data is not available for this scheme on a county basis prior to 2014. Therefore, expenditure figures for 2011-2014 are estimated as a proportion of the total annual scheme spend, taking account the proportion of total homes completed in Westmeath in the relevant year. The Better Energy Communities Scheme also provides funding nationwide but expenditure data is not available on a county by county basis. For that reason, it is not included.