Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (2017)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

2017. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the capital expenditure of her Department at the end of August 2019 by subhead as compared with the Estimate for the full year; the reason for the slow spend to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34901/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

The 2019 capital allocation for my Department is €73.8 million. In addition, a sum of €0.7 million is available by means of capital carryover from 2018.

Details of provisional capital expenditure as of 31 August 2019 are detailed by subhead in the following table and show that total capital expenditure for my Department up to that date amounts to €35.9 million, representing 85% of profile and 49% of the overall 2019 allocation. In addition, the full sum of €0.7 million has been spent in respect of capital carryover. These figures are provisional as all expenditure within my Department's Vote is subject to an ongoing internal verification and monitoring process to ensure the best use of available financial resources. Adjustments may fall to be made between subheads as part of this process and all figures are subject to audit by the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General.

The nature of the work of the Department means that a greater percentage of capital expenditure occurs in the second half of the year. The under-spend relates largely to timing issues which it is anticipated will resolve before year end.

Subhead

Capital allocation 2019

Capital expenditure to 31/08/19

Comparison with Allocation

(v)

OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND EXTERNAL IT SERVICES

645

341

53%

A.4

NATIONAL ARCHIVES - GENERAL EXPENSES

351

0

0%

A.5

GENERAL EXPENSES OF IMMA, CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY, NCH & CRAWFORD

917

644

70%

A.7

CULTURAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT

12,150

3,715

31%

A.9

AN CHOMHAIRLE EALAÍON

1,045

495

47%

A.10

GENERAL EXPENSES OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND

1,108

528

48%

A.11

GENERAL EXPENSES OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF IRELAND

478

359

75%

A.12

FÍS EIREANN

16,200

11,000

68%

A.13

NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND

858

644

75%

A.14

EUROPEAN CITY OF CULTURE

6,000

2,396

40%

A.16

CORK EVENT CENTRE

1,000

0

0%

B.3

HERITAGE COUNCIL

2,688

774

29%

B.4

BUILT HERITAGE

2,349

41

2%

B.5

NATURAL HERITAGE (NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE SERVICE)

4,333

1,912

44%

B.6

IRISH HERITAGE TRUST

200

0

0%

B.7

BUILT HERITAGE INVESTMENT SCHEME

2,500

0

0%

B.8

PEATLANDS RESTORATION, CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT

3,000

2,626

88%

C.3

GAELTACHT SUPPORT SCHEMES

2,322

477

21%

C.4

IRISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT SCHEMES

632

58

9%

C.8

ÚDARÁS NA GAELTACHTA - GRANTS FOR PROJECTS AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURE ON PREMISES

9,000

5,800

64%

C.9

ISLANDS

1,644

56

3%

D.4

WATERWAYS IRELAND

4,380

4,068

93%