Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Horse and Greyhound Fund
505. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount disbursed to the horse and greyhound industries in 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018; the amount of subvention to the industries in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50139/18]
The information the Deputy had requested is detailed in the following table.
Under Section 12 of the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act, 2001 (No.20 of 2001), the horse and greyhound racing industries receive financial support from the State through the Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund (the Fund). In the period 2001 to 2017 a total of €1.12 billion has been paid from the Fund in accordance with the provisions of the Act. Monies are paid out of the fund in the ratio of 80% to Horse Racing Ireland and 20% to Bord na gCon as specified in Section 12 (6) of the Act. State funding provided through the Fund is pivotal to the survival of the horse and greyhound racing industries.
The Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund 2001-2018 (H&G Fund)
|Year||Horse Racing Ireland €||Bord na gCon €|