Thursday, 30 May 2019
Department of Rural and Community Development
140. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the capital spend to date in 2019 including the capital carry-over from 2018, by subhead; the provision under each subhead including the capital carry-over from 2018 provided for in the Revised Estimates Volume for 2019; the details of the significant overspends or underspends under each subhead; the action to be taken to deal with same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23059/19]
The Further Revised Estimates for 2019 in respect of the Department of Rural and Community Development provides for gross capital expenditure of €138 million. There was no capital funding carried forward from 2018.
€22.2 million of my Department's capital allocation has been spent to date which represents 96% of profiled expenditure. I have set out expenditure to date in the following table against the total capital provision for 2019.
At this stage of the year gross capital expenditure is in line with the expected spend profile. However, as is usual for capital programmes, the majority of claims for payment will be made in the final quarter of the year as projects progress to completion and capital grant approvals are drawn down. Therefore, continued close monitoring of expenditure is a matter of significant priority so as to ensure full use of our allocated resources, and that value for money is delivered in respect of our funding.
I intend to ensure that the resources made available to my Department this year are fully utilised, delivering benefits for all communities and for rural Ireland.
Capital Expenditure to date
|-||REV 2019||YTD - Actual|
|V42 – GROSS (€’000s)||138,000||22,216|
|A - REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL AFFAIRS||122,882||21,391|
|A.2 - ADMINISTRATION - NON PAY||182||69|
|A.4 - NATIONAL RURAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES||15,000||4,190|
|A.5 - LEADER - RURAL ECONOMY SUB PROGRAMME||30,000||13,062|
|A.7 - TOWN AND VILLAGE REGENERATION||15,000||2,261|
|A.8 – REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT||700||4|
|A.9. - LOCAL IMPROVEMENT SCHEMES||10,000||1,805|
|A10 - RURAL REGENERATION & DEVELOPMENT FUND||52,000||-|
|B - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT||15,118||826|
|B.2 - ADMINISTRATION - NON PAY||151||49|
|B.3 - SUPPORTS FOR COMMUNITY & VOLUNTARY SECTOR||1||-|
|B.6- SUPPORTS FOR DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES||1,767||9|
|B.7- DORMANT ACCOUNT MEASURES||2,500||140|
|B.8- PROGRAMME FOR PEACE AND RE-CONCILLIATION||650||-|
|B.10 - LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT AND ARCHIVE SERVICE||6,049||628|
|B.11 - COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME||4,000||-|