Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (412, 413)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

412. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of capital projects being undertaken by her Department; the final agreed tender price; the estimated cost of each capital project in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31068/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

413. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the capital projects completed since 2010; the final agreed tender price for each project; the actual cost of each project; if the actual cost exceeded the tender price; the reason therefor in each case in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31084/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 412 and 413 together.

The Capital funding provided to my Department is mainly in the way of grants to support the multi-annual programmes of our enterprise development and innovation agencies. 

The following table sets out the breakdown of the capital allocation across my Department’s subheads from 2011-2019. Due to a change in the Vote structure between 2011 and 2019 some subhead numbers may no longer correspond with those previously published. I have used the current structure for the sake of clarity. 

Subhead

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

A.4 - INTERTRADE IRELAND

6,695

5,695

5,695

5,530

5,530

5,760

6,000

6,000

6,000

A.5 - IDA IRELAND

142,000

132,000

137,000

112,000

90,000

89,000

79,000

86,000

86,000

A.6 - NSAI - G-I-A FOR ADMIN & GEN EXPS

500

500

500

500

500

500

500

500

500

A.7 - ENTERPRISE IRELAND

65,750

63,000

63,000

56,000

50,000

49,000

55,000

70,500

72,500 

A.8 - LOCAL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

27,500

22,500

22,500

18,500

18,500

18,500

15,000

15,000

15,000

A.9 - TEMPORARY PARTIAL CREDIT GUARANTEE SCHEME

500

500

500

500

500

1,500

500

10,000

 

A.10 - MATCHING FUNDING FOR INTERREG

3,000

3,000

3,000

2,770

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

2,000 

A.14 - FUTURE GROWTH LOAN SCHEME

6,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.15 - HUMANITARIAN RELIEF SCHEME

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.4 - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

300,250

293,250

289,000

278,100

270,330

258,040

275,200

291,200

295,393 

Enterprise Ireland

122,000

122,000

122,000

117,600

113,430

110,600

127,000

132,000

131,393 

Science Foundation Ireland

172,750

166,750

162,500

157,000

154,000

144,540

145,300

156,000

160,800 

Tyndall Institute

5,500

4,500

4,500

3,500

2,900

2,900

2,900

3,000

3,000 

International Leverage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

200

200

B.5 - PROGRAMME FOR RESEARCH IN THIRD LEVEL INSTITUTIONS

24,300

14,300

14,400

10,377

32,014

16,700

16,700

26,800

27,007

B.6 - SUBSCRIPTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS, ETC.

23,504

20,255

19,405

18,723

18,626

 

 

 

 

European Molecular Biology Conf

202

202

200

195

191

 

 

 

 

European Molecular Biology Laboratory

1,248

1,248

1,223

1,186

1,112

 

 

 

 

EUREKA - Involved in S&T Research

33

33

33

33

33

 

 

 

 

COST

11

11

0

0

11

 

 

 

 

European Space Agency

18,313

17,814

17,779

17,279

17,279

 

 

 

 

CECAM 

30

30

30

30

 

 

 

 

 

LOFAR 

91

91

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELIXIR 

76

76

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESO (European Southern Observatory)

3,500

750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.9 - DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES INNOVATION FUND

20,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHANNON FREE AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,600

5,000

3,600

TOTAL

620,000

555,000

555,000

503,000

489,000

442,000

454,500

514,000

508,000

The enterprise supports are mainly by way of grants to our Enterprise Agencies such as the IDA to enable them to attract Foreign Direct Investment and to EI, the Local Enterprise Offices and Intertrade Ireland to enable them to support local indigenous and cross border businesses to start, scale and export. My Department’s Jobs and Enterprise Development Programme also supports a number of specific initiatives in the area of access to finance for SMEs and other indigenous businesses.

The innovation supports are mainly to research focussed bodies such as SFI, Enterprise Ireland, the Tyndall Institute, and supporting Ireland’s membership of International Research Organisations such as the European Space Agency, the European Southern Observatory and other Research focussed Agencies.

In terms of reviews, the Enterprise Agencies themselves and the Department, through its Enterprise Strategy, Competitiveness and Evaluation Division and the Irish Government's Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES) of the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform, undertake regular assessments, ongoing reviews and formal evaluations of the various Capital programmes being supported by the exchequer to ensure that they are;

- in line with Government policy;

- meeting a national strategic need;

- represent best use of resources available to the Agency;

- effective and can be delivered to ensure best value for money for the Exchequer.