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Written Answers - National Lottery Funding

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 353.  Deputy John McGuinness Information on John McGuinness Zoom on John McGuinness  asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Information on Jimmy Deenihan Zoom on Jimmy Deenihan  if he will confirm the amount of national lottery funds allocated to his Department; if the funds are spent on specific projects; if so, the name of the project; if the national lottery fund is allocated to the general spend by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17008/12]

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Jimmy Deenihan): Information on Jimmy Deenihan Zoom on Jimmy Deenihan As the Deputy is aware, an overall allocation is provided from the National Lottery each year for expenditure through the Votes of various Departments. Details of this allocation are published in Appendix 1 of the annual Revised Estimates Volume and I understand that a total provision of €220m is being made available in 2012. Three subheads in my Department’s Vote are partially funded from this National Lottery allocation. The 2012 allocations for these subheads (which include both Lottery and Exchequer funding) are set out in the following table:

Subhead 2012 Allocation €000
A.9 Grant for the Arts Council 63,241
B.3 Grant for the Heritage Council 4,811
C.4 Irish Language Support Schemes 4,625

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