Written Answers. - Departmental Surveys.

Batt O'Keeffe

Question:

132 Mr. B. O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications the amount of money expended on consultancies in the past two years; the number of reports from these consultancies; and the cost of such reports. [1497/97]

The total amount of money expended on consultancies in the past two years, the total number of reports from these consultancies and the cost of such reports is set out by year on the following tables. In cases where the cost of reports is not given the actual report cost would have been included in the overall cost of the consultancy which would also include advice.

1995

Name of consultancy in 1995

The total amount of money expended in 1995

The total number of reports from this consultancy

The cost of such reports

£

£

Mercer Management Consulting in association with Indecon Economic Consultants

14,991

One — Combined Transport Links between Ireland, the UK and Continental Europe

Mr. B. McKenna

9,727

One — Aran Islands Transportation Study

9,727

An Bord Tráchtála

12,100

One — Transport Cost Monitoring Study

Calcite Market Study

5,893

One — Kilbreckan Calcite Market

5,893

Assessment of Environmental Impact Statement for Lisheen Zinc/Lead Project

34,231

Assessment not complete

Legal title searches of land and mineral ownership

3,267

One — Report on mineral ownership, Galmoy

3,267

Annual Monitoring of Boundary Pillar at Navan, Co. Meath

3,206

One — Report of the Experts' Group on Navan Orebody — Temporary Abutment Pillar. Ongoing process

3,206

Review of Planned Capital Investment at State Airports 1994-1999

102,000

One(Review of Planned Capital Investment at State Airports 1994-1999)

102,000

Review of Charges at Dublin, Shannon and Cork Airports

One(Airport Charges at Irish Airports)

14,000

Andersen Management International, Copenhagen, Denmark

72,600(incl. VAT)

One`Moving towards regulation of competition? Agenda for telecommunications regulatory actions'

The cost of the consultancy was for the completion of the overall project and report

A consortium of advisers was retained to advise the Department and the Department of Finance on all aspects of the Telecom Éireann strategic alliance. The consortium consisted of investment bankers Morgan Stanley, legal advisers Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and telecommunications advisers Arthur D. Little

713,036(incl. VAT)

Professional Advice

Not applicable

KMPG

48,400

Professional Advice

Evaluation of tenders for the second GSM mobile telephony licence

498,005

Evaluation report. Evaluation of evaluation process

D. Young/J. Rice

20,300

Professional Advice

P. McCormick

12,272

Professional Advice

Forbairt

10,275

One

ERC

10,878

Professional Advice

Dr. Pat Shannon

875

Professional Advice

Deloitte & Touche

152,287

OneReport of the Task Force to Review the controls in the Commercial State Companies operating under the aegis of the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications

152,287

Consultancy service re: Gas Technical Standards Committee

9,760.00

NoneProfessional Advice

Nil

Assessment of Social and Economic impact of further development of Renewable Energy Development

40,432.50Incl. VAT

Seven Reports as follows:

Biomass — Municipal Solid Waste

5,000

Biomass — Woodfuel

4,960.50

Biomass — Agricultural Waste

4,961

Wind

4,500

Hydro

5,000

Bio-Gas

5,000

Synthesis Report

11,011

Dr. E. Molloy/Advanced Organisation and Management Development

8,100.95

Professional Advice

n/a

Dr. Drew

240

OneFloding in Karst

240

Dr. Sommerville

1,214

Professional Advice

Ms Keegan

3,864

OneGroundwater Protection

Dr Ashley

1,120

OneEsker Geology

1,120

Dr. Bradbury

822

OneQuarternary Services

Paradigm Technology

2,176

Oneadvice on D.M.P.T.

PA Consultants

7,088

OneManagement Consultancy

Coopers & Lybrand

42,611

OneIT Plan

Socio-economic Cost Benefit Analysis of Investment in Peat-fined station (NERA)

800

One

1996

Name of consultancy in 1996

The total amount of money expended in 1996

The total number of reports from this consultancy

The cost of such reports

£

£

Smith System Engineering Ltd.

3,412

NoneProfessional Advice

Economic and Social Research Institute

6,000

Onean examination of the implications for the Irish economy of the proposed introduction of various measures at EU level in relation to road transport by heavy goods vehicles

6,000

Oscar Faber in association with Goodbody Economic Consultants and McCarthy Partners

81,623

OneComparative Socio-economic Evaluation of the Ballymun and Tallaght-Dundrum Light Rail Lines

Major (retd) C.B. Holden

3,027

The consultant is required to give ongoing advice to the railway Inspecting Officer on technical/safety aspects of the Dublin LRT project

Halcrow Transmark — McCarthy & Partners

Nil

The consultants are required to provide ongoing advice to the Monitoring Group which has been established to oversee implementation of Dublin LRT project

Coopers & Lybrand

13,492

NoneProfessional Advice

Evaluation of ore reserves and development costs for proposed development of mine at Lisheen, County Tipperary

22,176

Two1. Lisheen Ore Reserves Audit2. Report on costs awaited

6,059Not complete

Long-term outlook for zinc and lead markets

8,978

OneLong-term Market Forecast for Zinc and Lead

8,978

Zinc/Lead Price Study

8,472

TwoZinc and Lead Market Study,Zinc Mine Production Costs

8,472

Evaluation of Environmental Impact Statement for extension of Tailings Management Facility at Tara Mines

13,659

Evaluation in progress

Assessment of Environmental Impact Statement for Lisheen Zinc/Lead Project

33,538

Assessment in progress

Airports Policy Study

Nil

One — in progress

28,800(approx.)

Study of Dublin Airport

Stg£24,325

One — in progress

69,000approx.

Telecom Éireann strategic alliance consultancy

3,352,451(incl. VAT)

NoneProfessional Advice

Not applicable

KPMG

24,200

NoneProfessional Advice

Parc Ltd

91,960

OneStatutory Safety Examination of the Irish Aviation Authority

91,960

D. Young/J. Rice

46,638

NoneProfessional Advice

P. McCormick

29,238

NoneProfessional Advice

Forbairt

4,340

NoneProfessional Advice

ERC

16,226

NoneProfessional Advice

P. Clasper

648

NoneProfessional Advice

Consultancy service re: Gas Technical Standards Committee

9,173.47

NoneProfessional Advice

Nil

Pricing methodology and other conditions governing third party access to the natural gas network

77,386.76

One

77,386.76

Feasibility Study re: North/South natural gas interconnector

133,059.66

Report not yet finished

Independent evaluation of tenders by consultants for North/South natural gas interconnector feasibility study

17,207

One

17,207

Independent Assessor for AER 11

Stg£25,022(excl. VAT)

One

Stg£25,022(excl. VAT)

HRM Strategy Mr. Philip Ryan/Precept Consulting/Centre for Management and Organisational Development

17,260

Report on the current state of Human Resource Management in DTEC

De Courcy Nyland

10,277

NoneProfessional Advice

De Courcy Nyland

514

NoneProfessional Advice

Dr. van Mier

1,200

Quaternary Services

Dr. Quinn

600

Quaternary Services

Dr. Johnson

480

Groundwater Advice

Dr. Parkes

2,000

Organisation of rock collections

Lan Communications

605

NoneProfessional Advice

Coopers & Lybrand

879

NoneProfessional Advice

Review ESB's Application for a price increase (Aurthur Andersen and Co.)

12,161

One

12,161