Thursday, 30 May 2019

Ceisteanna (140)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

140. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the capital spend to date in 2019 including the capital carry-over from 2018, by subhead; the provision under each subhead including the capital carry-over from 2018 provided for in the Revised Estimates Volume for 2019; the details of the significant overspends or underspends under each subhead; the action to be taken to deal with same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23059/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

The Further Revised Estimates for 2019 in respect of the Department of Rural and Community Development provides for gross capital expenditure of €138 million. There was no capital funding carried forward from 2018.

€22.2 million of my Department's capital allocation has been spent to date which represents 96% of profiled expenditure. I have set out expenditure to date in the following table against the total capital provision for 2019.

At this stage of the year gross capital expenditure is in line with the expected spend profile. However, as is usual for capital programmes, the majority of claims for payment will be made in the final quarter of the year as projects progress to completion and capital grant approvals are drawn down. Therefore, continued close monitoring of expenditure is a matter of significant priority so as to ensure full use of our allocated resources, and that value for money is delivered in respect of our funding.

I intend to ensure that the resources made available to my Department this year are fully utilised, delivering benefits for all communities and for rural Ireland.

Capital Expenditure to date

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REV 2019

YTD - Actual

V42 – GROSS (€’000s)

138,000

22,216

A - REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL AFFAIRS

122,882

21,391

A.2 - ADMINISTRATION - NON PAY

182

69

A.4 - NATIONAL RURAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES

15,000

4,190

A.5 - LEADER - RURAL ECONOMY SUB PROGRAMME

30,000

13,062

A.7 - TOWN AND VILLAGE REGENERATION

15,000

2,261

A.8 – REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

700

4

A.9. - LOCAL IMPROVEMENT SCHEMES

10,000

1,805

A10 - RURAL REGENERATION & DEVELOPMENT FUND

52,000

-

B - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

15,118

826

B.2 - ADMINISTRATION - NON PAY

151

49

B.3 - SUPPORTS FOR COMMUNITY & VOLUNTARY SECTOR

1

-

B.6- SUPPORTS FOR DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES

1,767

9

B.7- DORMANT ACCOUNT MEASURES

2,500

140

B.8- PROGRAMME FOR PEACE AND RE-CONCILLIATION

650

-

B.10 - LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT AND ARCHIVE SERVICE

6,049

628

B.11 - COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME

4,000

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