Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (359)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

359. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the capital allocation of his Department in each of the years 2020 to 2025; and the areas to which funds will be allocated in each year. [52214/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The capital allocations for my Department over the period 2020-22, as announced in Project Ireland 2040: National Development Plan 2018-2027, are set out below (no specific Departmental allocations were made in respect of 2023-25):

Capital Allocations 2020-22 (€m)

2020

2021

2022

Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

2,226

2,269

2,280

The recently published Budget 2020 Expenditure Report which details the DHPLG Abridged Estimates (PART III), including Capital Expenditure by programme can be viewed at the following link:

http://budget.gov.ie/Budgets/2020/Documents/Budget/Parts%20I-III%20Expenditure%20Report%202020%20(B).pdf.

Details of the DHPLG Capital Expenditure for 2020 by programme are set out in the following table:

2020 Gross DHPLG Capital Expenditure (Abridged Estimate)

€000

A - HOUSING

1,455,937

B - WATER SERVICES

628,412

C - LOCAL GOVERNMENT

14,542

D - PLANNING

118,494

E - MET ÉIREANN

9,000

TOTAL

2,226,385

These funding allocations will be used to advance capital investment across a range of programme areas within my Department’s remit, including local authority housing, voluntary housing, estate regeneration, the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund, urban regeneration and development, water and wastewater services, and fire and emergency services. Details of specific allocations towards individual programmes will be finalised as part of the annual Estimates processes, as normal.