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Written Answers - Departmental Funding

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 No. 1

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 136.  Deputy Michael P. Kitt Information on Michael Kitt Zoom on Michael Kitt  asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan  the total amount of capital investment funding provided by him to Galway County Council for programmes in water services and sewerage schemes for the following calendar years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19566/12]

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Phil Hogan): Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan The Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2013 provides for the development of a comprehensive range of new water services infrastructure in County Galway. The Programme includes contracts under construction and to commence to the value of some €130 million in the county during the period of the Programme. Responsibility for the administration of the Rural Water Programme has been devolved to local authorities since 1997. The selection and approval of individual schemes for advancement and funding under the programme, within the overall priorities set by my Department and subject to the block grant allocations provided, is therefore a matter for the local authorities, Galway County Council in this case.

The following table outlines the total amount of capital investment funding provided to Galway County Council for funding of water services and wastewater schemes for each of the years 2006 to 2011 inclusive.

Water Services Investment Programme (WSIP)

Rural Water Programme (RWP)

  Wastewater Water supply Water Conservation Total WSIP Wastewater Water Supply Total RWP
2006 €8,809,000 €19,565,000 €5,000 €28,379,000 €1,543,000 €13,886,000 €15,429,000
2007 €5,163,000 €10,329,000 €294,000 €15,786,000 €1,814,000 €16,329,000 €18,143,000
2008 €5,526,000 €4,118,000 €884,000 €10,528,000 €1,919,000 €17,319,000 €19,238,000
2009 €2,173,000 €654,000 €1,729,000 €4,556,000 €1,540,000 €13,859,000 €15,399,000
2010 €7,913,000 €11,475,000 €1,888,000 €21,276,000 €1,353,000 €12,178,000 €13,531,000
2011 €2,354,000 €15,383,000 €1,799,000 €19,536,000 €1,907,000 €17,159,000 €19,066,000

 137.  Deputy Clare Daly Information on Clare Daly Zoom on Clare Daly  asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government in view of Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan  his Department's funding of remedial works for Clancarthy Court owned by Dublin City Council, damaged by pyrite, that similar moneys would be made available to all homeowners affected by pyrite. [19567/12]

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Phil Hogan): Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan In 2010, my Department received and approved an application from Dublin City Council, under the Remedial Works Programme, for the funding of pyrite-related remedial works at Clancarthy Court Senior Citizens Complex. Funding under this Programme may be made available to local authorities to fund major refurbishment works to dwellings with serious structural defects, for older units, and also to remediate run-down urban estates. However, there is no provision under the Programme to make exchequer funding available for the remediation or refurbishment of private housing stock. The independent Pyrite Panel, which I set up in September 2011, is due to report to me shortly and I will give early and careful consideration to the report and any recommendations it may contain. I understand that Dublin City Council continues to pursue legal action to recover all losses suffered as a result of pyrite damage to its housing stock.


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