Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Ceisteanna (262)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

262. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the funding that his Department, or agencies under the remit of his Department, have provided to projects in County Roscommon in each of the years from 2016 to 2018 and to date 2019, respectively; if the funding has been allocated; if it has been drawn down in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12519/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

I wish to advise the Deputy that the information requested is set out in the tables.

2016

Name of Project

Funding Allocated

Funding Drawn down

Forestry - Afforestation

4,621,673

Forestry - Forest Roads

37,180

Forestry - Reconstitution

7,400

Forestry - Woodland Improvement

6,495

2017

Name of Project

Funding Allocated

Funding Drawn down

Forestry - Afforestation

4,686,660

Forestry - Forest Roads

72,114

Forestry - Reconstitution

49,453

Forestry - Woodland Improvement

1,417

2018

Name of Project

Funding Allocated

Funding Drawn down

Forestry - Afforestation

4,674,209

Forestry - Forest Roads

122,200

Forestry - Reconstitution

15,893

Forestry - Woodland Improvement

1,207

NOTE: Figures are provided for expenditure on the forestry schemes available under the Forestry Programme as these are funded out of the Department’s capital budget. The amounts entered as ‘drawn down’ are the amounts paid on the relevant forestry contracts to end of 2018 (as the breakdown by county of amounts paid to date in 2019 is not currently available).

As regards the twelve State Bodies under the aegis of my Department, the information requested is an operational matter for the State Bodies themselves. I have referred the Deputy’s question to the Agencies and have requested that a response should issue within 10 days.