Dáil Éireann - Volume 555 - 10 October, 2002

Written Answers. - Waste Management.

  359. Mr. Allen asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government the final amount of money to be drawn down from the national development plan for waste management facilities; the percentage of work in relation to waste management facilities which will be based on public private partnership; and the percentage of the overall budget for waste management which is set aside for incineration technology and engineered landfill. [17767/02]

  Minister for the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Cullen): The national development plan anticipates €825 million of capital investment in waste management infrastructure approved in regional waste management plans. The plan set a public private partnership investment target of €571 million. It will utilise private finance to deliver large scale regional facilities or [336] integrated regional solutions in accordance with regional waste management plans. A budgetary breakdown in respect of PPP investment elements is not available.

  It is open to the private sector to bring forward proposals for waste infrastructure facilities on a commercial basis without entering into PPPs with local authorities. Such proposals, if progressed, may also have implications for the delivery of waste infrastructure under local authority plans.

  Question No. 360 answered with Question No. 11.

  Question No. 361 answered with Question No. 7.

  Question No. 362 answered with Question No. 32.

  Question No. 363 answered with Question No. 38.

  Question No. 364 answered with Question No. 35.