Dáil Éireann - Volume 542 - 24 October, 2001
Written Answers. - National Development Plan.
Mr. G. Reynolds Mr. G. Reynolds
123. Mr. G. Reynolds asked the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources the money allocated and spent to date in 2001 by his Department in each county excluding the BMW region under the national development plan. [25393/01]
Mr. Fahey Mr. Fahey
Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. Fahey): Public investment, that is, excluding private contributions, of over 1.4 billion has been provided under the National Development Plan 2000-2006 in respect of the marine and natural resources sectors. This investment is spread across the two regional operational programmes – BMW and south and east – the three inter-regional or sectoral operational programmes, the rural development programme and cross-Border initiatives.
Public investment in the marine and natural resources sectors provided under the NDP in the south and east region amounts to £364 million, 462 million. A sum of £136 million, 173 million, has been provided in the south and east regional operational programme while indicative investment in those sectors in the south and east region under other NDP programmes amounts to some £228 million, 289 million.
The table below gives details of the investment programmes relevant to the south and east region which are administered by my Department under all NDP programmes together with actual public expenditure in the south and east to date.
It is not possible at this time and within the time available to provide a breakdown on a south and east county basis of expenditure to date by my Department under the NDP. My Department is at present rolling out the installation of an NDP computerised reporting system which will, among other matters, provide details of expenditure on a county basis. In any event, much expenditure, such as that on marketing, training and RTDI, can only be attributed indicatively on a regional and county basis.
I have, however, arranged, in respect of the fishery harbours and coastal protection programmes, for details of actual public expenditure in 2000 and the 2001 approved programmes on a south and east county basis to be forwarded to the Deputy.
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