Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Ceisteanna (606)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

606. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the projected increase in the gross capital expenditure ceiling applying to his Department in 2020 over 2019; and the projects this increase has been earmarked for. [37458/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

The Mid Year Expenditure Report was published in July 2019  by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

The Report set a 2020 capital expenditure ceiling of €150 million in respect of my Department. This represents an increase of €12m in capital funding compared to the capital allocation set out in the Further Revised Estimates 2019.

The increase will support additional funding of the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund in 2020 in line with commitments in the National Development Plan.

My Department's final 2020 current and capital allocations will be considered and agreed as part of the forthcoming Estimates process.