Written Answers - Local Authority Funding.

Wednesday, 7 June 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 621 No. 84

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  421.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   if he or his Department directly or indirectly fund various local authorities throughout the country; the extent to which funding has been affected by funds accruing to such local authorities from parking fees, levies, fines or other such charges; if the fees are a substitute for funding from his Department or vice versa; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21880/06]

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Mr. Roche): Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche  My Department provides capital and current funding for local authorities for a wide range of schemes and programmes. The funding amounted to some €2.9 billion in 2005. Generally, this funding is independent of local authority fees and charges and such income is not a substitute for funding from my Department.


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