Question on Emergency Works Grant Aid

-   Alan Farrell TD

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will outline in tabular form the monthly cost of emergency works grant aid in 2013 and annual cost in 2012;   the number of applicants for the grant in 2012 and 2013; the cost of the minor works grant scheme in 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Answered by Minister Ruairí Quinn

Expenditure under the Emergency Works Scheme in the first six months of 2013 has been as follows:

January – €366,438
February – €616,478
March – €208,150
April – €911,789
May – €630,699
June – €324,581

The total amount of funding issued under the Emergency Works Scheme in 2012 was €10m.  In 2012 620 applications for funding under the Scheme were received by my Department and to date in 2013 419 applications have been received.

Expenditure on the Minor Works Grant in 2011 amounted to €28.2m      

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