Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (1016)

Patrick Costello


1016. Deputy Patrick Costello asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the estimated cost in 2021 if the budget for marketing and promotional expenditure within An Bord Bia increased by 7%. [26856/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Bord Bia is the State Body charged with promotion and marketing of Irish food, drink and horticulture products. In the context of the annual budgetary process, I make provision for a Grant (formerly Grant in Aid) for Bord Bia in my Department's Vote.

For 2020, the total grant in aid is €48.2million. Within this, a figure of €37million is assigned as Operational Expenditure, i.e. marketing and promotion. As a State Body with direct fiduciary responsibility,  Bord Bia disposes of this annual sum according to that Body's own annual Plans and Programmes as approved by its Board and in line with Bord Bia's Statement of Strategy.

Budget 2021 is currently under development and will be announced on Budget Day 13 October 2020.