Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (194)

Mairéad Farrell

Question:

194. Deputy Mairéad Farrell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the breakdown of pre-committed capital expenditure for each of the years 2021 to 2026, inclusive, disaggregated by Department, outlining the amount of spending allocated, in tabular form. [8773/21]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

As the Deputy will be aware, capital allocations for 2021 were set out in the Revised Estimate Volume and referred to the relevant Select Committees by the Dáil on the 16th of December 2020 (see Departmental capital allocations for 2021 in the table below). Indicative overall expenditure ceilings for 2022 and 2023 were also laid in the Oireachtas Library in 2020, pursuant to the requirement in the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2013, for the Government to decide on a Government Expenditure Ceiling for the following three financial years.

As you will be aware, I have commenced a review of the National Development Plan (NDP) which is currently being progressed. The review will focus on how Project Ireland 2040 can further support the delivery of the policy priorities in the Programme for Government. The NDP Review will also focus on balanced regional growth and alignment with Ireland's spatial strategy.

The review will also establish agreed capital allocations for Departments over a five year rolling period and set the overall capital aggregate allocations over a ten year period.

2021 Allocation €,m

Agriculture, Food and the Marine

299,293

Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

32,100

Communications, Climate Action & Environment

579,178

Defence

131,000

Education

740,433

Enterprise, Trade & Employment

558,147

Finance Group

34,000

Foreign Affairs Group

13,000

Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science

500,096

Health

1,048,250

Housing, Local Government & Heritage

2,766,400

Justice Group

258,307

Public Expenditure and Reform Group

222,262

Rural & Community Development

168,644

Social Protection

16,000

Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport, Gaeltacht, and Media

185,924

Transport

2,527,500

Total

10,080,534