Wednesday, 29 June 1994
Dáil Éireann Debate
134. Mr. J. Bruton asked the Minister for the Marine if his Department has received EU aid for technical assistance under the Community Support Framework; and if so, the amount in the period 1989-1993.
Minister for the Marine (Mr. Andrews): The Department of the Marine is responsible for administering the Community Support Framework for Fish Processing and Marketing 1991-1993, which is an addendum to the main Community Support Framework for Ireland. EU technical assistance grant aid of £106,572 was awarded to two research projects under this measure.
The Department of the Marine is lead Department for the STRIDE Operational Programme for 1991-1993. That programme contains a marine sub-programme together with sub-programmes covering environment, forestry and food. The technical assistance grant aid element in the STRIDE operational programme comes to £121,000.
The Operational Programme on Peripherality 1989-1993, contains a number of projects promoted by the Department of the Marine. The technical assistance element of that programme is administered  by the Department of the Environment as lead Department for that programme.
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