Thursday, 13 July 2023
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Capital Expenditure Programme
As Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery, and Reform I am responsible for setting the overall capital allocations across Departments.
Over the lifetime of this NDP out to 2030, the government is investing €165 billion in new and upgraded infrastructure that will meet the needs of our growing population. This year alone over €12 billion will be invested from the Exchequer in vital infrastructure projects. The NDP included agreed Exchequer allocations for each Department for the period out to 2025 and the overall capital expenditure ceilings out to 2030, these allocations have been replicated in the tables set out below.
Table 1: Departmental Gross Capital Allocations as published in the NDP 2021 - 2030
|Ministerial Vote Groups||2021||2022||2023||2024||2025||Total|
|-||€ million||€ million||€ million||€ million||€ million||€ million|
|Agriculture, Food and the Marine||271||281||284||287||290||1,413|
|Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth||32||33||40||50||100||255|
|Enterprise, Trade and Employment||432||523||558||584||611||2,708|
|Environment, Climate and Communications||579||700||850||950||1,100||4,179|
|Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science||500||538||579||620||652||2,889|
|Housing, Local Government and Heritage||2,766||3,400||3,516||3,866||4,016||17,564|
|Public Expenditure and Reform||221||303||300||308||330||1,462|
|Rural & Community Development||169||192||196||200||205||962|
|Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media||172||202||206||210||214||1,004|
|Annual Priority Reserve||0||0||51||148||267||466|
|Shared Island Fund||50||50||100||150||150||500|
|Government Expenditure Ceiling*||9,784||11,115||11,857||12,826||13,600||59,182|
Table 2: Exchequer and Non-Exchequer Public Capital Investment 2021 - 2030
|Total Capital Expenditure||12.7||14||14.8||15.7||16.5||17.1||17.8||18.3||18.8||19.3||165|
345. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the €5.2 billion of non-core expenditure allocated for 2023 as per Table 7 of the Summer Economic Statement has been fully drawn down; the amounts that have been drawn down to date across Covid-19 expenditure, Ukraine Humanitarian Contingency and Other; and, in particular, to disaggregate the programmes by amount to which the €1.7 billion under Other has been allocated. [35219/23]
In the context of evolving externally-driven challenges in recent years, the Government has sought to ensure fiscal policy remains responsive to the economic and social context. This involves a two pronged approach which allows for core (permanent) and non-core (temporary) expenditure.
Significant supports have been provided in recent years to mitigate the impacts of challenges such as Covid-19, Brexit and the war in Ukraine. This temporary funding facilitates responsive fiscal policy providing supports to deal with key emerging external issues while protecting core or permanent day-to-day expenditure and investment.
To date, €4.1 billion of this overall provision has been allocated at Departmental level for specified purposes through Estimates voted by the Dáil for 2023. The funding allocated to Departments is, by category, set out below.
|Funding Provision||Allocated to Depts.|
The remaining €1.1 billion under the non-core provision remains unallocated. This will be allocated to Departments during the year where required to meet pressures arising in non-core areas.
The figure of €1.7bn in SES Table 7 corresponds to the amount in the funding provision column in the table above. Approximately €1.2bn of this amount has been allocated to Departments for the following purposes:
- Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS): €0.7bn
- National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP): €0.2bn
- Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR): €0.2bn