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 Header Item Written Answers Nos. 208 - 216
 Header Item Departmental Expenditure
 Header Item Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Appeals
 Header Item Limistéir faoi Mhíbhuntáiste
 Header Item Departmental Expenditure
 Header Item Departmental Expenditure
 Header Item Harbours and Piers Maintenance
 Header Item Single Payment Scheme Payments
 Header Item Coillte Teoranta Lands
 Header Item Departmental Reports

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 800 No. 4

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Written Answers Nos. 208 - 216

Departmental Expenditure

 208. Deputy Sean Fleming Information on Seán Fleming Zoom on Seán Fleming asked the Minister for Defence Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter if he will provide the month by month profile for his Department's 2013 capital expendiuture;; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19229/13]

Minister for Defence (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter The monthly profile for the Department of Defence capital expenditure allocation for 2013 (inclusive of capital carryover of €0.9m) is set out in tabular format below:

- 2013 Allocation

€000
January 113
February 568
March 421
April 433
May 580
June 474
July 557
August 437
September 747
October 1,667
November 979
December 2,924
Total 9,900

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Appeals

 209. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív Information on Éamon Ó Cuív Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney when a decision will be made on an appeal to the 2012 disadvantaged area scheme appeal committee by a person (details supplied) in County Galway; the reason for the delay in deciding this appeal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19168/13]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney The person named is one of a number of applicants under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme, whose cases were impacted by the requirement of a minimum stocking density of 0.3 livestock units per forage hectare, and who applied for and were granted derogation in this regard.

However, as the applicant has not as yet demonstrated that the holding satisfies the scheme minimum stocking density requirements for the calendar year 2012, as of now, no payment is due in respect of this Scheme.

Limistéir faoi Mhíbhuntáiste

 210. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív Information on Éamon Ó Cuív Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív den Aire Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney cén uair a dhéanfar cinneadh ar achomharc faoi scéim na limistéar faoi mhíbhuntáiste 2012 atá déanta ag duine i nGaillimh (sonraí tugtha); cén fáth go bhfuil móill leis an gcinneadh seo; agus an ndéanfaidh sé ráiteas ina thaobh. [19175/13]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney Is é an duine ainmnithe duine amháin de líon iarratasóirí a raibh tionchar ar a gcásanna ag an riachtanas den íosdlús stocála de 0.3 aonad beostoic do gach heicteár foráiste in 2011, agus a rinne iarratas don mhaolú seo agus ar diúltaíodh dó ina leith.

Cuireadh achomhrac an duine ainmnithe ar aghaidh chuig Coiste Achmhrac an DAS le breithniú a dhéanamh air; a luaithe is a dhéanann an Coiste breithniú ar an achomhrac seo, cuirfear in iúl don duine i gceist maidir leis an gcinneadh, i scríbhinn.

Departmental Expenditure

 211. Deputy Sean Fleming Information on Seán Fleming Zoom on Seán Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney if any of his Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19209/13]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney No funds were transferred from the capital expenditure budget to current expenditure in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in 2012.

Departmental Expenditure

 212. Deputy Sean Fleming Information on Seán Fleming Zoom on Seán Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney if he will provide the month by month profile for his Department's 2013 capital expendiuture;; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19225/13]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney The capital funding provided for my Department in 2013 is €193m (including €6m carryover from 2012). A profile of projected expenditure on a monthly basis is given below and the peak in capital expenditure profiled for April relates to the payment of forestry premia. Further information is available on the Department’s website.

TOTAL 2013 CAPITAL EXPENDITURE Jan Feb
March
April
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total
Total Administrative Capital
177
57
108
80
172
331
189
70
142
355
195
785
2,660
Total Programme Capital
19,501
9,490
6,456
35,656
13,902
16,060
9,850
11,080
10,876
16,031
16,280
25,158
190,340
Total Capital
19,678
9,547
6,564
35,736
14,074
16,391
10,039
11,150
11,018
16,386
16,475
25,943
193,000

Harbours and Piers Maintenance

 213. Deputy Paudie Coffey Information on Paudie Coffey Zoom on Paudie Coffey asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney his plans to fund the dredging of Dunmore East Harbour, County Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19411/13]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney Dunmore East Fishery Harbour Centre in County Waterford is one of the six designated Fishery Harbour Centres, which are owned, managed and maintained by my Department.

The need for dredging works at the harbour has been recognised by my Department. Reports commissioned have indicated that 80% of the harbour sediment contains Tributyltin (TBT). Unfortunately the costs associated with the disposal of dredge spoil containing TBT is significantly higher than for material that doesn't contain TBT.

Department officials are currently actively engaged in examining various options to choose the optimum dredging solution and disposal of the resulting dredge spoil. On completion of their examination the position will be reassessed in the context of available exchequer funding and other national priorities.

Single Payment Scheme Payments

 214. Deputy Michael Creed Information on Michael Creed Zoom on Michael Creed asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney the current position regarding a 2011 single farm payment claim in respect of a person (details supplied); if his Department has received correspondence from the forestry company involved outlining the nature of the mistake made on the 2011 single farm payment application; if his Department accepts the explanation offered for the error in the application which identified lands which had a technical approval as forestry land for 2011 and these lands were in fact only planted in the Spring of 2011 and included in the 2012 single payment as forestry land; if he will make arrangements top pay outstanding moneys on the 2011 claim; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19430/13]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney An application under the 2011 Single Payment Scheme was received from the person named on 12 May 2011. During processing, an issue arose regarding the usage of one of the parcels declared. My Department has now received material establishing that the land parcel in question is eligible for payment under the 2011 Single Payment Scheme. The payment due will issue shortly to the nominated bank account.

Coillte Teoranta Lands

 215. Deputy Dan Neville Information on Dan Neville Zoom on Dan Neville asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney his views on a matter regarding Coillte (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19435/13]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney Coillte Teoranta was established as a private commercial company under the Forestry Act, 1988 and day-to-day operational matters, such as the management of properties on their lands, are the responsibility of the company. The company has confirmed that Curraghchase House and Forest Park form part of the Coillte estate. In relation to the availability of grant assistance towards the restoration of stately houses, the provision of such grants does not fall within the remit of my Department.

Departmental Reports

 216. Deputy Robert Troy Information on Robert Troy Zoom on Robert Troy asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald if she has received the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection for 2012; and if so when she will publish same. [19187/13]

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald The Sixth Report of the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection was received by my Department on the 1st of February this year. The report has been distributed to relevant Departments for observations on the range of issues highlighted by the report. This consultation process is almost complete. My Department will make the necessary arrangements to have the report laid before both Houses of the Oireachtas, as soon as possible.


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