Dáil Éireann - Volume 623 - 04 July, 2006
Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.
Mr. Kenny Mr. Kenny
Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the proposed spending envelopes approved and set out by her Department for the foreseeable future; the broad objectives to be achieved by spending of such financial envelopes; the timescale set out for achievement of targets;  and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25972/06]
Mary Coughlan Mary Coughlan
Mary Coughlan:Under the Department of Finance’s Capital Envelope Agreement, the total provision for my Department’s capital spending for the period 2006 to 2010 is €1,301.8 million, details as follows:
Approximately 95% of these capital allocations will fund the various demand led grant schemes which are available to farmers and the wider agri-food sector under the National Development Plan and the CAP Rural Development Plan for 2000-2006, and those under the new programming period post 2006. These measures are an essential element in our efforts to develop a competitive consumer-focussed agri food sector, to promote the development of environmentally friendly and sustainable systems of agriculture, forestry and food production, to assist structural change and to contribute to a vibrant rural economy and society.
The remaining 5% of the capital allocations relate to capital expenditure on administrative and IT related systems which are essential for the operation of and delivery of Department services to the agricultural services.
Dáil Éireann 623 Written Answers. Departmental Expenditure.