Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (23)

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy

Ceist:

23. Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the expenditure outturn in 2018 under all budget headings for which he is responsible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2926/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

My Department had a current expenditure allocation of €144.02 million in 2018. The provisional current expenditure outturn is €142.36 million.

The capital allocation for my Department in 2018 was €95.21 million, which includes a capital carryover of €7.7 million from 2017. The provisional outturn for capital expenditure stands at €95.12 million.

Therefore, in total, €237.48 million was spent in 2018 from an available allocation of €239.23 million. This represents virtually a full spend, with the small saving resulting mainly from savings in the administration costs of my Department.

This expenditure and investment in rural and community development programmes is delivering real benefits on the ground. Initiatives such as town and village renewal, LEADER, SICAP and CSP are all supporting the economic and social development of people and communities right across the country, and will continue to do so in 2019.

I have set out in the table the provisional outturn by programme in respect of Departmental expenditure in 2018. A provisional appropriation account will be submitted to the Comptroller and Auditor General by the 31st March 2018. The final audited account will then be published in September 2019.

2018 - RURAL & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (GROSS €000) PROVISIONAL

Current Allocation

Current Outturn

Capital Allocation

Capital Outturn

144,024

142,357

95,208

95,115

A - RURAL DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL AFFAIRS

15,229

13,860

85,855

73,761

A.1 - ADMINISTRATION - PAY

4,644

4,208

-

-

A.2 - ADMINISTRATION - NON PAY

1,748

716

166

151

A.3 - DORMANT ACCOUNT MEASURES

2,320

2,320

2,006

2,000

A.4 - WESTERN DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

1,516

1,442

-

-

A.5 - NATIONAL RURAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES

3,600

3,506

18,083

16,921

A.6 - LEADER - RURAL ECONOMY SUB PROGRAMME

-

-

40,000

24,587

A.7 - TIDY TOWNS COMPETITION

1

1

-

-

A.8 - TOWN AND VILLAGE REGENERATION

-

-

15,000

12,754

A.9 - RURAL BROADBAND, REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

1,400

1,667

600

948

A.10 - LOCAL IMPROVEMENT SCHEMES

-

-

10,000

16,401

B - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

124,243

124,403

9,353

21,354

B.1 - ADMINISTRATION - PAY

3,618

3,231

-

-

B.2 - ADMINISTRATION - NON PAY

1,351

550

136

107

B.3 - SUPPORTS FOR COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR

12,687

14,974

-

-

B.4 - SICAP, LOCAL/REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORTS

43,230

43,185

-

-

B.5 - LOCAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEES

1,905

2,123

-

-

B.6 - RAPID

2,233

1,911

3,767

3,767

B.7 - DORMANT ACCOUNTS MEASURES

5,750

5,750

-

-

B.8 - PROGRAMME FOR PEACE AND RECONCILIATION

3,028

3,986

700

-

B.9 - IRISH WATER SAFETY

1,014

1,254

-

-

B.10 - LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT AND ARCHIVE SERVICE

1,102

1,097

2,750

6,965

B.11 - COMMUNITY FACILITIES FUND

-

-

2,000

10,515

B.12 - COMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAMME

46,190

43,525

-

-

B.13 - SOCIAL INCLUSION UNITS

550

531

-

-

B.14 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION NETWORKS

1,550

2,206

-

-

B.15 - OTHER SERVICES

35

79

-

-

C - CHARITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY

4,552

4,094

0

0