Thursday, 12 December 2019

Ceisteanna (282)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

282. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the capital allocation of his Department in each of the years 2020 to 2025; and the areas to which funds will be allocated in each year. [52203/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The capital allocations for my Department for the years 2020 to 2022 are set out in the table below:

Year

€m

2020

274

2021

265

2022

275

These allocations will provide for investment in line with the priorities described in Project Ireland 2040 including allocations for

- On farm Investment

- Afforestation and forestry development

- Support for investment by the food industry, the seafood sector and horticulture sector

- Research and other facilities and equipment for Teagasc, BIM, the Marine Institute and SFPA including research vessel for the Marine Institute

- Facilities and amenities for Horse racing and greyhound racing

- Investment in Fisheries Harbour Centres

- Improvements in my Department’s laboratories, and other facilities and its information management and communications infrastructure and equipment

The distribution of the 2020 allocation will be set out in the Revised Estimates Volume which will be published next week. Allocations for 2023, 2024 and 2025 have not yet been determined.