Written answers

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

North-South Implementation Bodies

Photo of Gerry AdamsGerry Adams (Louth, Sinn Fein)
Link to this: Individually | In context | Oireachtas source

271. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the total budget for each All Ireland Body established under the Good Friday Agreement for the years 2010 to date in 2013; and any proposed budget reductions to the these bodies currently being considered. [49347/13]

Photo of Brendan HowlinBrendan Howlin (Minister, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform; Wexford, Labour)
Link to this: Individually | In context | Oireachtas source

The 2010 to 2013 budgets for the North South Implementations Bodies established under the Good Friday Agreement are set out in the following table:

- 2010 €m2011 €m2012 €m2013 €m
Foras na Gaeilge20.64318.78517.547*
InterTrade Ireland12.1949.90912.23511.594
Loughs Agency4.8324.6894.5454.403
SafeFood9.5228.58,58,5
Special EU Programmes Body**2.5332.6662.4342.501
Ulster Scots Agency3.7393.6933.251*
Waterways Ireland38.9935.1831.15*

*The 2013 Budget allocation to the Body are subject to on-going discussion by the two Sponsor Departments.

** SEUPB Administration Budget

In common with other public sector bodies North and South, the North South Implementation Bodies are expected to deliver their objectives in a cost effective and efficient manner. In order to provide a framework for this, my Department and the Department of Finance and Personnel, have issued guidance to the North South Implementation Bodies requiring them to achieve a minimum of 4% efficiency savings per annum in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Comments

No comments

Log in or join to post a public comment.