Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (221)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

221. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the expenditure by project and administration expenditure incurred under the 2007-2013 LEADER programme as at 31 December in each year over this period; the value of projects approved under this programme at this date annually; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3288/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

Table 1 below provides a breakdown of the expenditure by project and administration costs under the 2007-2013 LEADER programme for each of the years 2007-2013, as of 31st December each year. 

Table 2 below provides the number and value of project approvals under the 2007-2013 LEADER programme for each of the years 2007-2013, as of 31st December each year.

It will be noted that no projects were approved, or expenditure incurred, in the first two years of the programming period.   LEADER is an EU-wide programme and, as can often be the case with such programmes, activity increases progressively over the course of the programme period.  

Table 1:  LEADER Project & Administration Expenditure for the period 2007-2013

Year

Projects

Administration

Total Expenditure

2007

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

2008

€0.00

€0.00

€0.00

2009

€8,201,445.25

€11,464,519.05

€19,665,964.30

2010

€30,596,158.16

€13,659,684.89

€44,255,843.05

2011

€35,452,081.68

€12,009,677.00

€47,461,758.68

2012

€39,681,861.45

€13,335,298.42

€53,017,159.87

2013

€69,146,989.39

€13,451,003.70

€82,597,993.09

Total

€183,078,535.93

€63,920,183.06

€246,998,718.99

 

Table 2: LEADER Project Approvals for the period 2007-2013

Year

No. Approved Projects

Total LEADER Grant approvals

2007

0

€0.00

2008

0

€0.00

2009

1,271

€20,004,753

2010

1,724

€33,670,670

2011

2,061

€38,371,891

2012

3,047

€76,788,710

2013

1,683

€48,532,958

Total Approvals

9,786

€217,368,983