Written answers

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Departmental Budgets

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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375. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the extent to which she remains satisfied regarding the adequacy of the budget available to her Department to cater for the full extent of her responsibilities including the protection of children, the monitoring of at-risk cases and the follow-up as necessary; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30460/19]

Photo of Katherine ZapponeKatherine Zappone (Dublin South West, Independent)
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Gross funding of €1.51 billion is being made available to my Department for 2019. This represents an increase of €107 million or 8% over the 2018 allocation. At the end of June 2019, overall spending is in line with projections and I am satisfied that the significant additional resources secured for 2019 enables my Department and its agencies to build on the good work achieved to date and to continue this Government’s commitment to provide quality services for children and young people.

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