Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Ceisteanna (56)

Willie O'Dea


56. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the total allocation of funding available under the Leader programme 2007-2013; the amount spent to date; the amount remaining to be spent until the end of the programme; the latest date for the spending of this money; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44875/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

The total spend under Axes 3 & 4 of the Programme to date is €213 million, leaving an estimated balance of €157 million to be spent on projects and operating costs. The Local Development Companies (LDC) contracted to deliver the Programme on behalf of my Department also administer a food measure under Axis 1 of the Programme and to date almost €2 million has been committed under this measure with expenditure of €230,147. The EU regulations allow for expenditure under the Programme to continue up to the end of 2015.