Dáil Éireann - Volume 674 - 10 February, 2009
Written Answers. - Youth Services.
Deputy Mary Upton Deputy Mary Upton
 Deputy Mary Upton asked the Minister for Health and Children if she will ensure that the necessary funding is provided for an extension to a scout hall (details supplied) in Dublin 12 to cater for more than 300 scouts; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4436/09]
Deputy Barry Andrews Deputy Barry Andrews
Deputy Barry Andrews: As you may be aware, in accordance with the Taoiseach’s announcement earlier this year, the Young People’s Facilities and Services Fund (YPFSF) has transferred to the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in my Department.
Applications for capital projects under this Fund were invited by the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs through the Development Groups for all the areas involved and they were receivable up to 18 April 2008. The 94th. Unit Scouts, Bunting Road, Walkinstown application for funding of €112,000 towards the upgrading and extension of the Scout Hall was submitted through the Dublin 12 Development Group.
All applications were provisionally assessed by the National Assessment Committee against set criteria. The process was put on hold due to the impending transfer, at the time, of the Fund to my Department.
As the Deputy is aware since the original decision to transfer the Fund the economic landscape has changed dramatically. In light of the fiscal constraints now faced by Government all funding streams are being examined with a view to ensuring compliance with the Government’s desire to adjust spending commitments across all Departments. A decision in relation to these applications will be notified to all relevant Development Groups shortly.
Dáil Éireann 674 Written Answers. Youth Services.