Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Ceisteanna (410)

Sandra McLellan

Ceist:

410. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government when the money collected for the household charge will be distributed to local authorities in view of the fact that it is a year since the charge was introduced and local authorities are yet to see the benefits; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12830/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

The Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011 provides that income from the Household Charge is to be paid in to the Local Government Fund. I have generally disbursed Household Charge revenues to local authorities, quarterly and in advance, within General-Purpose Grant payments. As of 8 March 2013, the Household Charge has raised in excess of €118.8 m for the provision of essential local authority services.