Wednesday, 4 February 2004

Ceisteanna (222)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

313 Ms Shortall asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the total allocation made to health boards in 2002 and 2003 under the special housing aid for the elderly scheme; the total allocation set aside or allocated for 2004; the number of jobs this funding will cover; the breakdown of funding per health board area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3336/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

The information requested is set out in the following table:

Health Board

2002

2003

Initial Allocation 2004

Eastern

1,769,061

1,820,000

1,600,000

Midland

1,233,521

835,000

850,000

Mid-Western

1,577,602

1,530,000

1,600,000

North Eastern

1,381,910

1,284,000

1,450,000

North Western

979,331

1,138,000

1,000,000

South Eastern

1,310,086

1,284,000

1,350,000

Southern

1,349,579

1,055,000

1,050,000

Western

2,301,910

2,590,000

2,100,000

Total

11,903,000

11,536,000

11,000,000

Due to the range and cost of jobs which could arise under the scheme, it would not be possible to anticipate the number of jobs which will be dealt with in 2004.