Written Answers. - Departmental Spending.

Richard Bruton

Question:

237 Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Transport the way in which spending in the first six months of 2002 compares to the budgeted profile for spending for each major programme of his Department's spending; and his forecast for year-end overruns. [15112/02]

I understand that the Deputy's question refers to the former Department of Public Enterprise.

The information requested by the Deputy is contained in the attached table. A cut off point of 18 June has been used given the restructuring in the Department of Transport with effect from 19 June 2002.

At present, it is anticipated that any overruns on particular programmes will be met by savings elsewhere on the Vote. As the Deputy will appreciate, this Vote will be revised in the coming months to reflect the changes in departmental functions.

2002 Estimate

Expenditure to18 June 2002

Budget Profile January-June 2002

€000

€000

€000

Geological Survey

650

147

291

Energy Conservation

9,300

3,170

3,207

Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland

2,715

1,200

1,230

Farm Electrification Grant Scheme

150

0

0

Costs associated with BNFL Case

100

2

52

Provision for Gas Regulators Office

1

0

0

Radon Remediation Grant Scheme

500

0

230

Public Service Provision Payments to CIE

233,314

115,155

115,158

Public Transport Projects

12,806

924

2,000

Expenses associated with Dublin Light Rail

7,401

249

2,425

Capital Costs of Dublin Light Rail

126,974

31,382

72,300

CIE Public Transport Investment Programme

128,736

4,576

40,000

CIE Railway Development Programme

142,463

11,578

55,000

Provision for Railway Safety Commission

1

0

947

Expenses for Railway Procurement Agency

13,000

1,681

6,348

Aircraft Accident Investigation Insurance

254

75

75

2002 Estimate

Expenditure to18 June 2002

Budget Profile January-June 2002

€000

€000

€000

Regional Airports

27,200

7,635

12,886

Payments to Irish Aviation Authority in respect of Exempt Services

2,125

540

1,064

Provision for Aviation Regulator's Office

1

0

1

Consultancies associated with Aer Lingus

70

107

360

Airline Compensation

1

0

0

Aviation Appeal Panel

100

96

0

Regional Broadband & Technology Demonstration

44,000

314

5,713

Information Society – Community Initiative

5,130

783

1,743

Information Society – Telecomms Infrastructure

580

287

265

Multimedia Developments

30,690

27,973

22,713

Subscriptions to International Organisations

7,300

5,544

7,300

Miscellaneous Services

140

63

140

Programme for Peace & Reconcillation

700

0

0

Seabed Survey

4,500

1,557

1,771

Road Haulage Development Programme

250

0

0

Total

801,152

215,038

353,219