Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (143)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

143. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the capital allocation of her Department in each of the years 2020 to 2025; and the areas to which funds will be allocated in each year. [52204/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The Expenditure Report published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform as part of the Budget process set the 2020 capital allocation for my Department at €630m. This represents an increase of €10million on our 2019 capital allocation of €620million. The distribution of this allocation to the various capital programmes on my Department’s Vote will be set out in the 2020 Revised Estimates Volume which is due to be published in the coming days.

Whilst the definitive capital allocations for my Department for the years beyond 2020 will be determined as part of the normal estimates processes, the National Development Plan set out indicative Departmental capital allocations for the period 2018 to 2022. The indicative allocations for my Department for that period are set out in the Table below.

Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Capital Allocation

€555m

€620m

€630m

€640m

€715m

As advised my Department’s definitive capital allocations for the years 2021 to 2025 and the distribution of those allocations as and between the various capital programmes on our Vote will be determined as part of the annual estimates process for each of the years in question.