Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
National Transport Authority Funding
526. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the funding provided to the National Transport Authority from 2000 to 2019; and the amount expressed as a percentage of total general expenditure in each year, in tabular form. [9113/19]
527. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport The public service obligation subvention provided to public transport in gross terms; and the amount expressed as a percentage of total funding provided to NTA public transport in 2000 to 2019, in tabular form. [9114/19]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 526 and 527 together.
The National Transport Authority (NTA) was established on 1 December 2009 under the Dublin Transport Authority Act, 2008. Therefore, further to the Deputy's requests about NTA allocations, the table below sets out the following information for the period 2010 to 2019 inclusive: the Exchequer funding allocated from the Department's Vote to the NTA for the purposes of both capital and current expenditure; this allocation to the NTA expressed as a percentage of the Department's overall allocation under the Vote; the PSO funding allocation to the NTA; and this PSO funding expressed as a percentage of the NTA's allocation.
It should be noted that, over the period, there were changes to the Department's remit and the range of areas that fall to be funded under the Vote. Also - in common with many areas of Government expenditure during and after the economic and fiscal crisis - there were some considerable changes in the period in the level of funding available especially for Exchequer capital investment.
|-||NTA capital and current Exchequer allocation as per published Agency Statements |
|NTA Allocation as % of total allocation for Vote||PSO funding allocated to the NTA under Vote|
|PSO funding as % of NTA allocation|