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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Tuesday, 18 May 1993

Vol. 430 No. 8

Written Answers. - Departmental Spending.

Brendan McGahon


58 Mr. McGahon asked the Minister for Enterprise and Employment whether he expects that spending in 1993, under the different spending subheads in his Department, will be in accord with the published estimates; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

At this point in the year which is only in the middle of the fifth month, spending under the various subheads of the Vote for my Department is generally in accord with the published estimates. In accordance with normal practice the activities under various programmes are being kept under review which may lead to a revision of spending in some areas. However, I can confirm for the Deputy that the Government has made further funds available to increase participation on the social employment scheme which is administered by FÁS to 15,500. The estimate provision is £83.811 million for an average participation this year of 13,500. Consideration is being given to making further funds available for this purpose.