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Written Answers - National Lottery Funding

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 438.  Deputy John McGuinness Information on John McGuinness Zoom on John McGuinness  asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan  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. [17013/12]

[884]Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Phil Hogan): Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan Responsibility for the allocation of National Lottery funding to Departmental expenditure programmes generally is a matter for the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

Appendix 1 to the Revised Estimates for Public Services 2012, published by that Department in February 2012, gives information on expenditure programmes which are part funded by the National Lottery, the provisional outturn for 2011 and the estimate for 2012. As far as my Department is concerned, the relevant programmes identified are:

— A.4 — Communal Facilities in Housing Projects;

— A.7 — Private Housing Grants;

— E.3 — Supports for Community and Voluntary Sector;

— E.4 — Local and Community Development Programmes.

The annual Appropriation Account for the Vote and the Department’s website (http://www.environ.ie/en/Publications/LocalGovernment/Administration/) contain further detail on the expenditure concerned and on specific schemes and projects which have been identified as benefiting from National Lottery funding. The relevant data for 2011 will be available on the website shortly following finalisation of the Appropriation Account for that year.


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