Thursday, 16 July 2020

Questions (72)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

72. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance the extent to which he expects European state aid rules to be relaxed to facilitate the provision of vital infrastructure such as housing, health and education facilities and support services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16444/20]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

Questions of policy in relation to State Aid are a matter for my colleague, the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

The previous Government introduced the National Development Plan (NDP), committing to an investment of €116 billion for the provision of infrastructure projects. The Programme for Government commits to continuing and expanding on this investment in infrastructure. The Government intends to bring forward the review of the NDP from 2022 and to set out an updated NDP for the period to 2031 to ensure that our economy has the long-term capacity needed for future growth.