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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Wednesday, 16 Apr 2003

Vol. 565 No. 4

Written Answers. - Social Inclusion Programme.

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

179 Ms Shortall asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the recent correspondence from ADM to area partnerships informing them of a 7% budget cut, in the case of the larger partnerships; the reason moneys spent in 2002 but not yet drawn down are now being deferred until 2004; the reason such sums have been deducted from the allocations for 2003; his views on whether such a means of calculating allocations has resulted in an effective budget cut of between 25% and 40% for some partnerships; the implications of these cuts for legal contracts which have been signed between partnerships and community organisations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11254/03]

Brian O'Shea

Ceist:

180 Mr. O'Shea asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if the Area Development Management Limited budget for 2002 was overspent; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11307/03]

Brian O'Shea

Ceist:

181 Mr. O'Shea asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the proposals he has in regard to assisting area partnerships which have committed NDP moneys in 2002 and must now make payment from the 2003 allocation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11308/03]

Brian O'Shea

Ceist:

182 Mr. O'Shea asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the proposals he has to provide for the payment of statutory redundancy to employees of area partnerships who become redundant because of cutbacks in funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11309/03]

I propose to answer Question Nos. 179, 180, 181 and 182 together.

The Deputies will be aware that Area Development Management or ADM Ltd. manages the local development social inclusion programme on behalf of my Department. Allocations from within the budget available for the programme in 2003 were recently agreed by the board of ADM and notified to each partnership and community group. ADM must manage the programme from within the budget available in my Department's Vote. This year the vote of my Department for local development-social inclusion measures is €44.6 million, compared to an allocation of €47.6 million in 2002. This represents a decrease of 6% in the Vote. In December 2002, an additional allocation of €6 million was made to ADM Ltd. by my Department.
Some area partnership companies and community groups may have had expectation of carrying over commitments and unspent money into 2003. This might have arisen because prior to 2000, under the previous national plan this scheme was EU funded on a multinational funding basis. However, as this scheme is now Exchequer funded, my Department has to operate it on an annual cash basis and not, as previously administered, on an annual accrual basis. ADM is working with the area partnerships to minimise, as far as possible, the impact of the reduction in funding this year.
Finally, the provision for the payment of statutory redundancy pay is a matter that the area partnerships will have to consider under the Redundancy Payments Acts 1967-01.

Fergus O'Dowd

Ceist:

183 Mr. O'Dowd asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the funds allocated by his Department to each area partnership company in the past five years; if he will make a statement on the reductions in funding for this year; the reason this funding is not available from the moneys proposed on the NDP; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11325/03]

The Deputy will be aware that ADM manages the local development social inclusion programme on behalf of my Department. Allocations from within the budget available for the programme in 2003 were recently agreed by the board of ADM and notified to each partnership and community group. ADM must manage the programme from within the budget available in my Department's Vote. Reductions in available funding for 2003 are being managed on a sliding scale, ranging from 4%-7%, depending on the annual budget of the partnership/community group.

I am working with ADM and the partnerships to minimise as far as possible the impact of the reduction in funding this year. Details of allocations to area partnership companies, community groups and employment pacts for 2003 follow. For payments prior to 2002 I refer the Deputy to ADM's annual report for the year in question.

The expected allocation for 2003 is the allocation for the three years 2001-03 divided by three. As the Department accounts on a cash payment basis, no carry over of unspent allocation from 2001 and 2003 has been included in the expected allocation.

Partnership

Expected Allocations 2003

Actual Allocations 2003

Percentage Change (%)

(€)

(€)

Ballyfermot Partnership

770,308

716,386

7%

Ballymun Partnership

914,211

850,217

7%

Blanchardstown Partnership

825,330

735,001

7%

Canal Communities Partnership

825,330

767,557

7%

Bray Partnership

888,817

826,599

7%

Cavan Partnership

825,330

767,557

7%

Clondalkin Partnership

1,206,251

1,121,814

7%

Cork City Partnership

1,269,738

1,180,856

7%

Cumas Teo Partnership

736,448

692,261

6%

Donegal Local Development

1,168,159

1,086,396

7%

Drogheda Partnership

850,725

791,174

7%

Dublin Inner City Partnership

1,206,251

1,121,814

7%

Dundalk Employment Partnership

888,817

826,599

7%

Finglas/Cabra Partnership

1,206,251

1,121,814

7%

Galway City Partnership

838,027

779,365

7%

Galway County Partnership

1,168,159

1,086,388

7%

Inishowen Partnership

787,238

732,131

7%

KWCD Partnership

1,015,790

944,685

7%

Leitrim Partnership

799,935

743,940

7%

Longford Partnership

799,935

743,940

7%

Meitheal Mhaigheo Partnership

1,117,370

1,039,154

7%

MFG Teo – Donegal Gaeltacht

787,238

732,131

7%

Monaghan Partnership

850,725

791,174

7%

Northside Partnership

1,206,251

1,121,814

7%

OAK Partnership

799,934

743,940

7%

PAUL (Limerick) Partnership

1,206,251

1,121,814

7%

Roscommon Partnership

799,935

743,940

7%

Sligo Partnership

761,843

708,514

7%

South Kerry Partnership

857,073

797,078

7%

Southside Partnership

1,047,534

974,207

7%

Tallaght Partnership

1,206,251

1,121,814

7%

Tralee Partnership

825,330

767,557

7%

Waterford City Partnership

888,817

826,599

7%

Waterford County Partnership

298,136

283,229

5%

Westmeath Community Developmnt

730,099

655,767

6%

Wexford Area Partnership

888,817

826,599

7%

Wexford County Partnership

1,237,995

1,151,335

7%

West Limerick Resources

761,843

708,514

7%

Community Group

Expected Allocations 2003

Actual Allocations 2003

Percentage Change (%)

Action South Kildare

666,612

626,616

6%

Arklow Community Enterprise Ltd.

228,553

219,411

4%

Athlone Community Taskforce

292,040

277,438

5%

Avondhu Development Group

380,921

361,875

5%

Ballon & Rathoe DevelopmentAssociation

63,487

60,947

4%

Community Group

Expected Allocations 2003

Actual Allocations 2003

Percentage Change (%)

Ballyhoura Development Ltd

539,639

507,260

6%

Bantry Integrated Development Group

266,645

253,313

5%

Borrisokane Area Development Network

171,415

164,558

4%

Carlow Area Network Development Organisation

603,126

566,938

6%

Castlecomer District Community Development Network

253,948

241,250

5%

Clonmel Community Partnership

253,948

241,250

5%

Rathmines Information Centre

317,435

301,563

5%

Cooperation Fingal

253,948

241,251

5%

East Cork Development Ltd

351,071

336,367

5%

Eiri Corca Baiscinn

406,316

386,000

5%

Ennis West Partners

165,066

158,063

4%

IRD Duhallow

507,895

477,422

6%

Kilkenny Action Neywork

253,948

241,250

5%

Lucan 2000

152,369

152,369

0%

Meithael Mhuscrai/ Comhar Dhuibhne

279,342

268,169

4%

Mountmellick Development Association

266,645

253,313

5%

Navan Travellers

152,369

146,274

4%

Nenagh Community Network

184,122

176,748

4%

North Kerry Together Ltd

406,316

386,000

5%

North Meath Community Development Association

285,691

271,407

5%

Obair Newmarket on Fergus Ltd

165,066

158,463

4%

Portlaoise Community Action Project Ltd

177,763

170,653

4%

Roscrea 2000 Ltd

222,204

213,316

4%

Sliabh Luachra

304,737

289,500

5%

TIDE

190,461

182,842

4%

Tullamore Wider options

177,763

170,653

4%

West Offaly Integrated Development Partnership

241,250

231,600

4%

Wicklow Working Together

177,763

170,653

4%

Employment Pact

Expected Allocations 2003

Actual Allocations 2003

Percentage Change (%)

(€)

(€)

Dundalk / Drogheda

241,250

219,538

9%

West Meath

203,158

184,187

9%

Dublin

444,408

404,411

9%

Limerick

266,645

242,647

9%

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