Written answers

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

EU Funding

8:00 pm

Photo of Ruairi QuinnRuairi Quinn (Dublin South East, Labour)
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Question 191: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the amount that has been drawn down from the European Social Fund here to date in 2009 for the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme; the details of funds which have been drawn down to date in 2009 according to beneficiary; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38001/09]

Photo of Mary CoughlanMary Coughlan (Tánaiste; Minister, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment; Donegal South West, Fianna Fail)
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An Amount of €9,384,059.25 – the maximum allowable under Regulation – has been drawn down from the European Social Fund to date in 2009 in the form of an advance payment from the European Commission. This drawdown is not claim-based according to beneficiary.

In accordance with normal practice in Ireland, the claim to drawdown from the European Social Fund according to beneficiary is scheduled to be submitted during the final quarter of the year. Therefore, the amount of the 2009 claim – both in total and according to beneficiary – will only be available after it has been approved and received later in the year.

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