Written Answers. - Departmental Programmes.

Bernard J. Durkan

Ceist:

349 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the total amount available under the CLÁR programme in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4069/03]

County Kildare is not included in the CLÁR programme as no DEDs within the county met the criteria for inclusion. Areas selected for inclusion were those that suffered the greatest population decline from 1926 to 1996 with an average population loss of 50%.