Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (891)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

891. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the capital spend to 30 June 2019; 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; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31441/19]

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.

To date, €28.1 million of this capital allocation has been spent. I have set out expenditure to date in the table against the total capital provision for 2019.

At the start of each year my Department profiles expected spend for that year, and the capital expenditure to date represents 92% of the profiled expenditure for this point in the year.

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. This is particularly true for the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund, for which projects were only recently approved following due diligence.

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 30 June 2019

REV 2019

YTD - Actual

V42 – GROSS (€’000s)

138,000

28,061

A - REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL AFFAIRS

122,882

27,235

A.2 - ADMINISTRATION - NON PAY

182

69

A.4 - NATIONAL RURAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES

15,000

4,797

A.5 - LEADER - RURAL ECONOMY SUB PROGRAMME

30,000

16,617

A.7 - TOWN AND VILLAGE REGENERATION

15,000

3,242

A.8 – REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

700

4

A.9. - LOCAL IMPROVEMENT SCHEMES

10,000

2,083

A10 - RURAL REGENERATION & DEVELOPMENT FUND

52,000

423

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 COMMUNITES

1,767

9

B.7- DORMANT ACCOUNT MEASURES

2,500

140

B.8- PROGRAMME FOR PEACE AND RECONCILLIATION

650

-

B.10 - LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT AND ARCHIVE SERVICE

6,049

628

B.11 - COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME

4,000

-