This figure arose because people included the capital moneys for which I had responsibility. For example, I have responsibility for piers in Inis Meán and Inis Mór. When these capital moneys are added to the other moneys a certain percentage is arrived at. To the best of my knowledge the sum spent in Galway, under this scheme, is about £1.345 million out of an allocation of £23 million. The arts projects are assessed by the Arts Council while museum projects are assessed by the Heritage Council. The projects are put on a shortlist and sent to an evaluation committee, on which the General Council of County Councils, the County Managers' Association and others are represented. The committee draws up a shortlist which it submits to me.
When the Deputy checks the facts I am sure he will want to withdraw the suggestion that I spent £9 million on projects for my constituency. The funding related to the Town Hall in Galway, and there was another allocation of approximately £345,000. The allocations to date are as follows:
Letterkenny Theatre, £1.5 million; Portlaoise, £1.3 million; Cork Public Museum, £900,000; Waterford Theatre Royal, £562,000; Everyman Palace Theatre, Cork city, £350,000; Limerick city Gallery of Art, £687,500; Cork city Art House Cinema, £100,000; Edenville House, Roscommon, £250,000——