Written Answers. - Film Production Grants.

Seamus Brennan


110 Mr. S. Brennan asked the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht the number of persons or companies who have received grants under film schemes administered by his Department; the total cost of such schemes since their introduction; the amount of funding made available for films in 1996; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8658/96]

My Department does not administer grant schemes for film production. However, I do grant certificates under section 35 of the Finance Act, 1987, which is a tax-based investment incentive scheme, with investors obtaining tax relief on their investments from the Revenue Commissioners.