Thursday, 11 October 2012

Ceisteanna (92)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

92. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline in tabular form, the amount of money allocated by her Department and agencies within her Department to Ballina, Castlebar and Westport Town Council between 1997 and 2012; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43953/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The amount of money paid by my Department to Ballina, Castlebar and Westport Town Councils between 1998 and to date in 2012 is set out in the following table. There are no records available for 1997.

Town Council

Year

Expense Type

Ballina (€)

Castlebar (€)

Westport (€)

-

Water Charges

282

452

-

-

Refuse Charges

241

274

323

Student Summer Job Scheme Sponsor

-

4,836

1,933

1998

1998 Totals:

523

5,563

2,255

-

Water Charges

306

484

-

-

Refuse Charges

274

291

484

-

Student Summer Job Scheme Sponsor

-

-

968

-

School Meals Scheme

1,733

-

-

1999

1999 Totals:

2,313

775

1,451

-

Water Charges

323

516

193

-

Refuse Charges

919

387

193

-

Student Summer Job Scheme Sponsor

-

-

968

2000

2000 Totals:

1,242

903

1,354

-

Water Charges

387

597

210

-

Refuse Charges

1,072

452

226

2001

2001 Totals:

1,459

1,049

436

-

Water Charges

366

520

190

-

Refuse Charges

1,270

532

254

2002

2002 Totals:

1,636

1,052

444

-

Water Charges

550

640

260

-

Refuse Charges

1,655

640

310

-

School Meals Scheme

2,035

-

-

2003

2003 Totals:

4,240

1,280

570

Year

Expense Type

Ballina (€)

Castlebar (€)

Westport (€)

-

Water Charges

550

640

280

-

Refuse Charges

1,730

335

330

-

School Meals Scheme

1,214

-

-

2004

2004 Totals:

3,494

975

610

-

Water Charges

585

640

300

-

Refuse Charges

1,900

360

355

-

School Meals Scheme

1,132

-

-

2005

2005 Totals:

3,617

1,000

655

-

Refuse Charges

1,900

360

355

-

School Meals Scheme

1,469

-

-

2006

2006 Totals:

3,369

360

355

-

Refuse Charges

1,808

-

-

2007

2007 Totals:

1,808

0

0

-

Refuse Charges

1,910

-

-

2008

2008 Totals:

1,910

0

0

-

Refuse Charges

2,302

-

-

2009

2009 Totals:

2,302

0

0

-

Refuse Charges

2,774

-

-

2010

2010 Totals:

2,774

0

0

-

Refuse Charges

2,350

-

-

2011

2011 Totals:

2,350

0

0

-

Refuse Charges

4,313

-

-

to date 2012

to date 2012 Totals:

4,313

0

0

-

Overall Totals:

37,350

12,957

8,130

The statutory bodies operating under the aegis of the Department of Social Protection are the Citizens Information Board, the Pensions Board, the Office of the Pensions Ombudsman and the Social Welfare Tribunal. No money was paid by the Pensions Board, Office of the Pensions Ombudsman or the Social Welfare Tribunal to Ballina, Castlebar or Westport Town Councils between the years 1997 and 2007. Details of money paid by the Citizens Information Board (formerly Comhairle) are outlined in the following table.

Citizen Information Board

-

-

Town Council

Town Council

Town Council

Organisation

Year

Ballina (€)

Castlebar (€)

Westport (€)

-

2000

-

-

-

-

2001

-

-

-

-

2002

-

-

-

-

2003

-

-

-

-

2004

-

-

-

-

2005

-

-

-

Comhairle (established in June 2000)

2006

-

-

-

-

2007

485

-

-

-

2008

990

-

-

-

2009

720

-

-

-

2010

864

-

-

-

2011

228

-

-

Citizens Information Board (The Comhairle name was changed to Citizens Information Board in February 2007 under the Citizens Information Act 2007)

to date 2012

-

-

-

-

Totals:

3,287

0

0

Comhairle was established in June 2000 and was renamed the Citizens Information Board (CIB) in 2007. Other than the payments outlined in the response to Castlebar Town Council in the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, no other payments were made by Comhairle/CIB since its establishment. Comhairle/CIB has never made any payments to either Ballina or Westport Town Councils.