Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
North-South Implementation Bodies
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]
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 €m||2011 €m||2012 €m||2013 €m|
|Foras na Gaeilge||20.643||18.785||17.547||*|
|Special EU Programmes Body**||2.533||2.666||2.434||2.501|
|Ulster Scots Agency||3.739||3.693||3.251||*|
*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.