Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Ceisteanna (184)

Thomas Pringle


184. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 169 of 21 February 2018, the contractual commitments contained as part of the recently announced funding commitments for Killybegs harbour centre (details supplied); the reason the figures do not correlate between those provided by his Department and the figures provided in his reply; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10263/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

I want to clarify to the Deputy that in my response to Parliamentary Question No. 169 of 21 February 2018 I set out the context and reasons for the €5.08m contractual commitment figure allocated under the 2018 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme.

I also set out the two main components of the €5.08m figure, namely €3.47m for the completion of the Smooth Point(phase 1) project and €1.26m for the completion of the Landing Pier Upgrade project which between them account for €4.73m.

The remaining €350,000 is accounted for by €100,000 which is allocated as a contractual commitment for the completion of the Small Craft Harbour project, on which €2.9m has been spent to date.  In addition a further €250,000 was allocated as a contractual commitment for completion of the Harbour Electrical Upgrade project which received €499,000 in funding in 2017.

I trust this clarifies the position.