Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Ceisteanna (95, 96)

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

95. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the amount of revenue collected by the national training fund levy in each of the years 2015 to 2018; the amount spent from the national training fund in each of the years 2015 to 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27044/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

96. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated revenue generated from the national training fund levy in 2019; the estimated spend from the national training fund in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27045/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 95 and 96 together.

The information sought is set out in the attached table.

It should be noted that, while the National Training Fund (NTF) does not form part of my Department's Vote, the NTF is included as an annex to the published Estimates and such funding has been included in the overall expenditure ceiling for my Department since 2011. The operation of the EU Fiscal Rules and the inclusion of the NTF in my Department's overall annual expenditure ceiling mean that, in the absence of an increased rate of contribution, additional expenditure cannot be sourced from the NTF without a corresponding drop in Exchequer expenditure. Increases in the rate of the levy in 2018 and 2019 has enabled additional expenditure from the Fund in those years.

NATIONAL TRAINING FUND:- Income and Expenditure 2015-2019

2015

2016

2017

2018

Provisional

2019

Estimate

TOTAL INCOME

364,000,000

390,000,000

431,000,000

565,500,000

684,824,000

TOTAL EXPENDITURE

334,210,109

344,411,184

357,230,143

415,393,217

485,640,000