Dáil Éireann - Volume 286 - 26 November, 1975

Written Answers. - An Foras Forbartha.

72. Mr. White asked the Minister for Local Government the amount of the annual State grant payable to An Foras Forbartha.

73. Mr. White asked the Minister for Local Government the amount of additional funds, if any, other than State grants, received from Irish sources during the past two years by An Foras Forbartha.

74. Mr. White asked the Minister for Local Government the amount of additional funds, if any, received from non-Irish sources during the past two years by An Foras Forbartha.

Minister for Local Government (Mr. Tully): With the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 72, 73 and 74 together and, as the reply is in the form of a tabular statement, to have it circulated with the Official Report.

Following is the statement:

[201][202] An Foras Forbartha—Table

Receipts

1973-74

1974 (9 months' period ended 31/12/1974)

£

£

£

£

State Grants:

Grant in Aid

377,000

337,300

Grant from Road Fund

242,242

223,506

Recoupment of EAHY-75 National Committee Expenses

6,637

7,471

———

625,879

———

568,277

Additional Irish Funds:

Grant from National Science Council

10,952

17,779

Fees from Conferences and Seminars

27,298

19,486

Sale of Publications

4,362

6,836

Surveys, Advisory Services and Tests

51,145

31,746

Sundry

4,562

1,366

———

98,319

———

77,213

Funds from Non-Irish sources:

Grant from Carnegie Trust

1,500

1,500

EEC Social Fund

Nil

9,696

———

1,500

———

11,196

Totals

725,698

656,686

Notes:

(1) The figures relate to the two most recent years for which audited accounts are available.

(2) The Road Fund grant is designed to meet the cost of roads research carried out by An Foras.

(3) The grant from the Carnegie Trust assist the Irish Biological Records Centre located in An Foras.

(4) The EEC Social Fund receipts reflect contributions towards costs incurred by An Foras in the training of personnel in the construction industry.

75. Mr. White asked the Minister for Local Government the number of recognised full-time staff members employed by An Foras Forbartha.

Minister for Local Government (Mr. Tully): The number of full-time staff members employed by An Foras is 178.