Thursday, 12 December 2019

Ceisteanna (74, 75, 76)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

74. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the capital allocations in each of the years 2020 to 2027 under the National Development Plan 2018-2027. [52196/19]

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Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

75. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the capital allocations by Department in each of the years 2020 to 2027 under the National Development Plan 2018-2027. [52197/19]

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Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

76. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform 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. [52216/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 74 to 76, inclusive, together.

An extract from Table 3.1, published in the National Development Plan (NDP) in 2018, is set out below for the Deputy’s information. The table sets out the Exchequer investment of €91 billion over the period of the NDP out to 2027. The Exchequer resource allocations are based on projected nominal growth rates in national income (GNI*) averaging 4% over the period 2022 – 2027.

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

2024

2025

2026

2027

5.8

7.3

7.9

8.6

8.9

9.4

10.0

10.5

11.0

11.6

Multi-annual investment allocations were published in Budget 2020 for each Department covering the period 2020 – 2022. These allocations will be verified in the Revised Estimates Volume which will be published next week. A copy of the table is set out below. Allocations beyond 2022 have not yet been fixed by the Government.

2020

2021

2022

Total

€ million

€ million

€ million

2020 - 2022

AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND THE MARINE

274

265

275

814

BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE AND INNOVATION

632

640

715

1,987

CHILDREN AND YOUTH AFFAIRS

31

32

33

96

COMMUNICATIONS, CLIMATE ACTION AND ENVIRONMENT

372

517

611

1,500

CULTURE, HERITAGE AND THE GAELTACHT

81

80

110

271

DEFENCE

113

120

125

358

EDUCATION AND SKILLS

922

1,006

1,100

3,028

EMPLOYMENT AFFAIRS AND SOCIAL PROTECTION

15

16

17

48

FINANCE GROUP

22

18

19

59

FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE GROUP

13

13

14

40

HEALTH

854

880

880

2,614

HOUSING, PLANNING, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

2,230

2,269

2,280

6,779

JUSTICE AND EQUALITY GROUP

265

208

216

689

PUBLIC EXPENDITURE AND REFORM GROUP

219

223

232

674

RURAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

150

152

175

477

TRANSPORT, TOURISM AND SPORT

1,943

2,613

2,424

6,980

TOTAL GROSS CAPITAL EXPENDITURE CEILINGS*

8,136

9,052

9,226

26,414

UNALLOCATED RESERVE

109

109

218

*Rounding affects totals

With regard to capital expenditure by my Department, due to the nature of its role, my Department has no State Infrastructure projects funded through its own Vote. The main purpose of capital projects and associated investment undertaken by my Department is to support greater effectiveness and efficiency across the Civil and Public Service through investing in ICT.