Dáil Éireann - Volume 594 - 02 December, 2004
Written Answers. - Budgetary Allocations.
Mr. Perry Mr. Perry
235. Mr. Perry asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if the budgetary allocations to local authorities in County Sligo will be stabilised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31873/04]
Mr. Roche Mr. Roche
Mr. Roche: I assume that the question refers to general-purpose grant allocations from the local government fund. These grants have grown to record levels over recent years with the 2004 total amounting to €751.7 million. This amount represents an increase of 14% over the corresponding allocation for 2003 and is some 121% higher than the initial allocation for 1997. These grants are in addition to other specific State grants and income from local sources.
I will shortly notify local authorities of their general purpose grant allocations for 2005, these will provide increased support to the programmes and services of all local authorities for the year ahead.
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