Dáil Éireann - Volume 522 - 27 June, 2000
Written Answers. - Health Project Funding.
Mr. Kenny Mr. Kenny
225. Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Health and Children the total amount of money allocated by his Department, including money allocated to the North Eastern Health Board, to projects in County Louth under all headings for each year from 1997 to date; the details of each project to which money was allocated; the amount allocated in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18032/00]
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin
Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): My Department does not hold information on expenditure at the level of county. In view of the fact that the Department does not hold the information regarding counties, we have requested the chief executive officer of the North Eastern Health Board to contact the Deputy directly to furnish more information on moneys allocated to projects in County Louth. The North Eastern Health Board comprises counties Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan. The following information  outlines the allocations made to the North Eastern Health Board since 1997.
Allocations to the North-Eastern Health Board
In 1997 the health board took over the funding of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, County Louth. Until 29 May 1997 the hospital was directly funded by the Department.
Capital ExpenditureThe total amount of capital funding made available by my Department to the North Eastern Health Board for the years 1997 to 1999 is shown in the table below:
It is not possible to give a precise breakdown of the figures by county as some of the payments made were for capital purposes generally and a distribution of these payments by county is not available in the Department.
Information Technology (IT) ExpenditureCapital IT payments made to the North Eastern Health Board from 1997-99 are as follows:
National LotteryThe following projects were funded in County Louth from national lottery funding since 1997. The agencies were paid directly by the Department's accounts section.
Lottery payments to North Eastern Health Board 1997-99
Dáil Éireann 522 Written Answers. Health Project Funding.