Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.

John Bruton

Question:

37 Mr. J. Bruton asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the 2002 estimates for public capital spending by his Department; if the net expenditure under headings is likely on present trends to be exceeded; and if so, the amount by which in each case. [14804/02]

Capital spending by my Department arises under both the Votes for Foreign Affairs and for International Co-operation. The following table provides details of the various capital allocations for 2002. It is not anticipated that capital expenditure in 2002 will exceed allocation under either Vote.

Vote for Foreign Affairs (Vote 38) –

capital allocation for 2002

Item

Estimate

€000

A5 Office Machinery and other Office Supplies

–computer and data preparation equipment

1,468

–photocopying equipment and requisite materials

600

–other office machinery and related supplies

700

–passport office project

3,000

A6 Office Premises Expenses

–maintenance

300

–furniture and fittings

2,000

–purchase of sites and buildings

4,421

Vote for International Co-operation (Vote 39) –
capital allocation for 2002

Item

Estimate

€000

A5 Office machinery and other office supplies

320

A6 Office premises expenses

–purchase of sites and buildings

2,075