Mr Jim Allister
Traditional Unionist Voice
Tabled Date: 15/01/2014
Answered On Date: 05/02/2014
Priority Written: No
To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the capital projects funded by her Department in each constituency since she came to office.
The spend details requested are summarised in Table 1 attached and covers the 32 month period between 1 May 2011 and 31 December 2013.
I have arranged for further details at project level to be placed in the Assembly Library.
The following considerations should be borne in mind when interpreting this data.
The Department sometimes provides capital funding through intermediary bodies and does not hold information on subsequent allocations at a constituency level. In these cases, funding is allocated according to the physical location of the intermediary body. For example, the Department provides funding to Sport Governing Bodies under its Promoting Equality, Tackling Social Exclusion Agenda. For the purposes of your question, this funding has been allocated to the constituency in which the Governing Bodies lies.
It should be also noted that the pattern of allocation across constituencies will reflect, among other things, the physical location of major venues and organisations which receive funding support.
Please note that the North Down constituency contains £11.23m in respect of the Olympic 50m Pool in Bangor.
Belfast South constituency total contains spend on Ravenhill Stadium of £10.66m and on Windsor Stadium of £1.87m. The West Belfast constituency contains spend on Casement Park of £2.82m.
Finally, allocations are recognised on an actual spend basis, except in the case of Arts Council which reports project spend on the date funding is awarded.
TABLE 1 – CAPITAL SPEND PER ALL CONSTITUENCIES
FERMANAGH AND SOUTH TYRONE
NEWRY AND ARMAGH