Thursday, 5 December 2019

Questions (38)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

38. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount of capital provided to his Department in the Estimates for 2019; the amount spent to date by subhead; the proposed reduction in this allocation before the end of 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50426/19]

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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.

The most recent aggregate expenditure information available relates to payments processed and paid by 27th November. Almost €104 million of my Department's capital allocation had been spent by that date. I have set out capital allocations and expenditure to that point in the following table, however, it should be noted that significant further payments are approved and are queued for payment across a range of programme areas.

Continued close monitoring of expenditure is a matter of significant priority so as to ensure full use of our allocated resources, and that value for money is delivered in respect of our funding. I intend to ensure that the resources made available to my Department this year are fully utilised, delivering benefits for all communities and for rural Ireland.

Capital Expenditure to 27th November

 -

  REV 2019

YTD - Actual

V42 – GROSS (€’000s)

138,000

 103,900

 

 

 

A - REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT &   REGIONAL   AFFAIRS

122,882

92,868

A.2 - ADMINISTRATION - NON   PAY

182

 73

A.4 - NATIONAL RURAL   DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES

15,000

 14,456

A.5 - LEADER - RURAL ECONOMY  SUB PROGRAMME  

30,000

 40,028

A.7 - TOWN AND VILLAGE  REGENERATION

15,000

 11,712

A.8 – REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

700

 251

A.9. - LOCAL IMPROVEMENT  SCHEMES

10,000

 8,332

A10 - RURAL REGENERATION & DEVELOPMENT   FUND

52,000

 18,016

B - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

15,118

 11,033

B.2 - ADMINISTRATION - NON   PAY

151

 52

B.3 –SUPPORTS FOR COMMUNITY & VOLUNTARY SECTOR

1

 -

B.6- SUPPORTS FOR DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITES

1,767

 1,352

B.7- DORMANT ACCOUNT MEASURES

2,500

 702

B.8- PROGRAMME FOR PEACE AND RECONCILIATION

650

 185

B.10 - LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT AND   ARCHIVE   SERVICE

6,049

4,742

B.11 - COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME

4,000

 4,000