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Written Answers - National Lottery Funding

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 662.  Deputy John McGuinness Information on John McGuinness Zoom on John McGuinness  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  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. [17016/12]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly Department administers a National Lottery Discretionary Fund from which grants are paid to community and voluntary organisations providing a range of health related services. The funding available for 2012 is €3,286,000 and is published in the Revised Estimates Volume (REV) having its own Subhead (B.2.). Funding from this Subhead is not allocated to the general spend of my Department but is ring-fenced specifically for the purpose of administering the National Lottery Fund. Prior to 2009, details of all recipients of lottery grants were set out in the Appropriation Account of my Department. Following a decision by the Comptroller and Auditor General, the Appropriation Accounts no longer provide this level of detail, but requires each Department to publish this information. As stated in the Appropriation Accounts for Vote 38, details on the recipients of lottery grants are available on my Department’s website at www.doh.ie.

The HSE also operates its own National Lottery scheme. The funding available for 2012, and published in the Revised Estimates Volume (REV), is €9,986,000. Details of all the organisations funded by the HSE are set out in its Annual Financial Statements which are available at www.hse.ie.


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