Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (89)

Olivia Mitchell

Question:

89 Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills the average time lapse between receipt of invoices for goods and services and actual payment in his Department and in each agency and organisation within his remit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32598/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Skills)

The average time lapse between receipt of invoices for goods and services in the period January to March 2012 in respect of my Department was 13 days. Equivalent information in respect of bodies and agencies under my remit is not collated centrally by my Department. However, quarterly returns details provided both by my Department and by bodies and agencies under the aegis of my Department, in relation to the Government decision of May 2009 regarding reductions in the period taken to pay invoices, are included in the tables provided to the Deputy. These quarterly returns data are also published on my Department's website and include historical data. The next quarterly returns for the period April to June 2012 will be due for publication in the middle of this month.

Prompt Payments by Central Government Departments

Reporting Template pursuant to Government Decision No. S29296 of 19 May 2009

Government Department: Department of Education and Skills

Quarterly Period Covered: 01 January - 31 Mar 2012

Details

Number

Value (€)

Percentage (%) of total number of payments made

Number of payments made within 15 days

2,341

88,560,427.94

75.03%

Number of payments made within 16 days to 30 days

689

2,727,665.53

22.08%

Number of payments made in excess of 30 days

87

122,983.89

2.79%

Total payments made in Quarter

3,120

91,411,077.36

100%

1 Disputed Invoices (see footnote)

4

26,195.74

N/A

1Invoices received during the quarter and still under dispute at the end of the quarter.

Signed: Finance Unit.

Date: 11th April 2012.

Copy of table posted on website of Department of Education and Skills showing invoice payment details in respect of bodies and agencies under aegis of the Department (website address http://www.education.ie/home/home.jsp?pcategory=17216&ecategory=60390&language=EN).

Agency

No. of Payments within 15 Days

Value of Payments within 15 Days

% No. of Payments within 15 Days

No. of Payments between 16-30 Days

Value of Payments between 16-30 Days

% No. of Payments between 16-30 Days

No. of Payments greater than 30 Days

Value of Payments greater than 30 Days

% No. of Payments greater than 30 Days

No. of Disputed Invoices

Value of Disputed Invoices

Total Invoices Paid

Total Value of Payments

Overall %

An Chomhairle um Oideachais Gaeltachta agus Gaelscol-aíochta (COGG)

140

€141,116.21

95.89%

5

€18,771.51

3.42%

1

€6,050.00

0.68%

-

€0.00

146

€165,937.72

100.00%

FÁS

7,713

€19,303,148.00

75.35%

1,948

€2,393,091.00

19.03%

575

€1,251,614.00

5.62%

-

€0.00

10,236

€22,947,853.00

100.00%

Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC)

85

€271,155.97

34.14%

141

€496,237.57

56.63%

23

€24,369.62

9.24%

-

€0.00

249

€791,763.16

100.00%

Grangegorman Development Agency

63

€1,143,124.00

36.00%

61

€1,822,720.00

34.86%

51

€1,338,854.00

29.14%

15

€251,931.00

175

€4,304,698.00

100.00%

Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC)

125

€162,127.67

88.03%

17

€17,363.79

11.97%

-

€0.00

0.00%

-

€0.00

142

€179,491.46

100.00%

Higher Education Authority (HEA)

255

€960,268.92

96.96%

8

€2,931.45

3.04%

-

€0.00

0.00%

-

€0.00

263

€963,200.37

100.00%

Léargas - The Exchange Bureau

336

€393,584.00

94.38%

20

€45,096.00

5.62%

-

€0.00

0.00%

-

€0.00

356

€438,680.00

100.00%

National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE)

90

€132,408.04

80.36%

15

€9,030.85

13.39%

7

€8,133.40

6.25%

-

€0.00

112

€149,572.29

100.00%

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment ( NCCA)

217

€172,826.42

67.18%

66

€43,566.68

20.43%

40

€145,151.42

12.38%

-

€0.00

323

€361,544.52

100.00%

National Council for Special Education (NCSE)

125

€262,434.00

82.78%

22

€19,780.00

14.57%

4

€12,630.00

2.65%

-

€0.00

151

€294,844.00

100.00%

National Qualifications Authority of Ireland ( NQAI)

97

€97,374.15

86.61%

15

€31,961.81

13.39%

-

€0.00

0.00%

-

€0.00

112

€129,335.96

100.00%

State Examinations Commission (SEC)

136

€147,860.45

37.99%

197

€475,445.06

55.03%

25

€46,884.35

6.98%

8

€31,707.32

358

€670,189.86

100.00%

The Teaching Council

156

€492,472.00

100.00%

-

€0.00

0.00%

-

€0.00

0.00%

-

€0.00

156

€492,472.00

100.00%

Vocational Education Committees

CARLOW VEC

567

€450,339.41

35.53%

832

€432,865.54

52.13%

197

€72,311.52

12.34%

-

€0.00

1,596

€955,516.47

100.00%

CAVAN VEC

703

€711,927.00

42.25%

664

€504,862.00

39.90%

297

€126,702.00

17.85%

1

€537.00

1,664

€1,343,491.00

100.00%

CLARE VEC

279

€465,802.26

17.25%

838

€605,200.80

51.82%

500

€165,913.57

30.92%

-

€0.00

1,617

€1,236,916.63

100.00%

CORK CITY VEC

1,321

€3,522,116.20

44.79%

1,145

€892,623.76

38.83%

483

€211,291.30

16.38%

-

€0.00

2,949

€4,626,031.26

100.00%

CORK COUNTY VEC

3,632

€2,094,900.00

81.33%

749

€384,882.00

16.77%

85

€25,741.00

1.90%

-

€0.00

4,466

€2,505,523.00

100.00%

DONEGAL VEC

2,475

€4,098,582.00

79.10%

454

€371,043.00

14.51%

200

€109,431.00

6.39%

-

€0.00

3,129

€4,579,056.00

100.00%

DUBLIN CITY VEC

3,063

€2,482,204.59

39.51%

3,661

€2,059,532.67

47.23%

1,028

€759,171.88

13.26%

33

€23,938.80

7,752

€5,300,909.14

100.00%

DUBLIN COUNTY VEC

2,096

€11,660,032.22

34.85%

2,600

€1,845,903.33

43.23%

1,319

€1,704,867.08

21.93%

-

€0.00

6,015

€15,210,802.63

100.00%

DUNLAOGHAIRE VEC

666

€1,326,942.30

68.73%

241

€196,460.56

24.87%

62

€34,493.67

6.40%

-

€0.00

969

€1,557,896.53

100.00%

GALWAY CITY VEC

1,063

€714,183.25

62.27%

615

€404,756.78

36.03%

29

€13,366.81

1.70%

-

€0.00

1,707

€1,132,306.84

100.00%

GALWAY COUNTY VEC

1,958

€1,612,489.00

77.24%

438

€120,995.00

17.28%

139

€26,465.00

5.48%

-

€0.00

2,535

€1,759,949.00

100.00%

KERRY VEC

1,121

€1,609,713.58

45.51%

1,029

€402,876.32

41.78%

313

€80,256.02

12.71%

-

€0.00

2,463

€2,092,845.92

100.00%

KILDARE VEC

1,889

€3,772,069.70

85.55%

264

€105,520.43

11.96%

55

€16,031.91

2.49%

-

€0.00

2,208

€3,893,622.04

100.00%

KILKENNY VEC

1,138

€515,447.25

59.67%

522

€178,954.47

27.37%

247

€40,447.17

12.95%

-

€0.00

1,907

€734,848.89

100.00%

LAOIS VEC

806

€485,899.14

74.35%

179

€92,783.84

16.51%

99

€38,577.89

9.13%

3

€1,879.27

1,084

€617,260.87

100.00%

LEITRIM VEC

523

€343,728.25

93.56%

32

€24,040.19

5.72%

4

€1,515.87

0.72%

-

€0.00

559

€369,284.31

100.00%

LIMERICK CITY VEC

994

€890,562.06

73.47%

225

€411,935.75

16.63%

134

€200,857.60

9.90%

-

€0.00

1,353

€1,503,355.41

100.00%

LIMERICK COUNTY VEC

436

€679,792.15

19.11%

414

€276,176.08

18.14%

1,432

€449,864.41

62.75%

-

€0.00

2,282

€1,405,832.64

100.00%

LONGFORD VEC

834

€512,497.08

66.51%

373

€145,957.41

29.74%

47

€25,761.55

3.75%

-

€0.00

1,254

€684,216.04

100.00%

LOUTH VEC

1,470

€1,125,295.09

68.25%

666

€326,040.33

30.92%

18

€3,718.53

0.84%

10

€10,584.01

2,154

€1,455,053.95

100.00%

MAYO VEC

902

€516,974.23

41.61%

1,134

€399,125.35

52.31%

132

€26,329.86

6.09%

15

€8,264.03

2,168

€942,429.44

100.00%

MEATH VEC

478

€1,569,764.98

17.11%

1,483

€1,085,199.28

53.10%

832

€456,196.14

29.79%

10

€4,912.02

2,793

€3,111,160.40

100.00%

MONAGHAN VEC

1,331

€5,017,629.98

83.24%

234

€147,184.45

14.63%

34

€20,173.64

2.13%

-

€0.00

1,599

€5,184,988.07

100.00%

OFFALY VEC

960

€685,251.22

80.88%

186

€185,948.87

15.67%

41

€13,331.98

3.45%

-

€0.00

1,187

€884,532.07

100.00%

ROSCOMMON VEC

816

€390,442.52

98.55%

10

€44,264.69

1.21%

2

€650.85

0.24%

-

€0.00

828

€435,358.06

100.00%

SLIGO VEC

194

€98,099.26

16.01%

1,018

€753,055.72

83.99%

-

€0.00

0.00%

-

€0.00

1,212

€851,154.98

100.00%

TIPPERARY NR VEC

811

€795,915.00

48.19%

689

€969,105.00

40.94%

183

€82,137.00

10.87%

-

€0.00

1,683

€1,847,157.00

100.00%

TIPPERARY SR VEC

390

€651,248.91

28.70%

532

€220,983.52

39.15%

437

€128,471.30

32.16%

-

€0.00

1,359

€1,000,703.73

100.00%

WATERFORD CITY VEC

577

€752,979.00

58.05%

379

€231,672.00

38.13%

38

€16,109.00

3.82%

-

€0.00

994

€1,000,760.00

100.00%

WATERFORD COUNTY VEC

171

€158,566.11

16.86%

617

€343,469.20

60.85%

226

€73,902.48

22.29%

-

€0.00

1,014

€575,937.79

100.00%

WESTMEATH VEC

1,024

€693,604.62

90.30%

98

€133,653.22

8.64%

12

€11,842.27

1.06%

1

€3,894.99

1,134

€839,100.11

100.00%

WEXFORD VEC

1,195

€949,861.67

53.59%

870

€355,388.15

39.01%

165

€33,853.49

7.40%

-

€0.00

2,230

€1,339,103.31

100.00%

WICKLOW VEC

2,859

€2,453,172.49

72.58%

894

€569,050.67

22.70%

186

€45,961.99

4.72%

-

€0.00

3,939

€3,068,185.15

100.00%

Third level Institutes

Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE)

225

€464,334.00

88.93%

24

€22,365.00

9.49%

4

62,866.00

1.58%

6

€6,342.00

253

€549,565.00

100.00%

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS)

203

€262,874.00

76.89%

48

€23,644.00

18.18%

13

6,292.00

4.92%

-

€0.00

264

€292,810.00

100.00%

Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM)

122

€198,967.00

60.10%

66

€113,738.00

32.51%

15

5,123.00

7.39%

-

€0.00

203

€317,828.00

100.00%

Royal Irish Academy (RIA)

170

€206,010.23

59.86%

102

€80,359.59

35.92%

12

30,360.62

4.23%

6

€31,126.80

284

€316,730.44

100.00%

Universities/Colleges

University College Cork (UCC)

3,980

€5,820,964.00

29.08%

6,586

€7,089,491.00

48.12%

3,122

€4,060,719.00

22.81%

1

€1,447.00

13,688

€16,971,174.00

100.00%

University College Dublin (UCD)

4,664

€19,849,598.00

31.11%

5,503

€8,852,605.00

36.70%

4,826

€13,891,367.00

32.19%

400

€100,000.00

14,993

€42,593,570.00

100.00%

University College Galway (UCG)

7,561

11,911,882.00

50.82%

4,238

€3,123,674.00

28.49%

3,078

€2,442,101.00

20.69%

-

€0.00

14,877

€17,477,657.00

100.00%

National University of Ireland (NUI)

215

€315,214.00

99.08%

2

€15,990.00

0.92%

-

€0.00

0.00%

2

€4,560.00

217

€331,204.00

100.00%

The University of Dublin (TCD)

2,586

11,125,417

18.67%

8,115

8,049,534

58.59%

3,149

€3,559,425.00

22.74%

-

€0.00

13,850

€22,734,376.00

100.00%

The University of Limerick (UL)

2,220

€7,010,372.00

39.55%

1,901

€1,769,441.00

33.87%

1,492

€1,374,810.00

26.58%

-

€0.00

5,613

€10,154,623.00

100.00%

Dublin City University (DCU)

2,752

€9,245,553.00

30.12%

2,726

€4,723,338.00

29.83%

3,659

€9,816,366.00

40.05%

262

€423,311.00

9,137

€23,785,257.00

100.00%

National University of Maynooth (NUIM)

3,246

€9,953,653.68

46.14%

2,645

€2,349,532.64

37.60%

1,144

€1,216,983.84

16.26%

13

€189,614.89

7,035

€13,520,170.16

100.00%

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

548

€1,227,152.97

49.10%

519

€810,013.04

46.51%

49

€21,513.53

4.39%

-

€0.00

1,116

€2,058,679.54

100.00%

St Patrick's College, Drumcondra

1,123

€2,580,002.00

90.56%

100

€436,666.00

8.06%

17

€39,749.00

1.37%

1

€74.00

1,240

€3,056,417.00

100.00%

Mater Dei Institute of Education

367

€984,181.16

59.67%

246

€532,223.17

40.00%

2

€4,258.00

0.33%

-

€0.00

615

€1,520,662.33

100.00%

St Angela's College of Education, Sligo

-

€0.00

0.00%

219

€535,417.00

100.00%

-

€0.00

0.00%

-

€0.00

219

€535,417.00

100.00%

National College of Art and Design (NCAD)

232

€382,654.00

89.58%

27

€44,374.00

10.42%

-

€0.00

0.00%

10

€10,000.00

259

€427,028.00

100.00%

Institutes of Technology

Athlone Institute of Technology

815

€974,829.40

54.55%

542

€606,260.10

36.28%

137

€135,560.60

9.17%

17

€19,031.17

1,494

€1,716,650.10

100.00%

Cork Institute of Technology

1,525

€3,419,839.63

27.36%

1,960

€2,418,979.64

35.17%

2,088

€3,600,526.73

37.47%

390

€2,605,921.77

5,573

€9,439,346.00

100.00%

Dublin Institute of Technology

3,925

€9,677,760.59

68.55%

771

€787,209.37

13.46%

1,030

€1,076,855.53

17.99%

-

€0.00

5,726

€11,541,825.49

100.00%

Dundalk Institute of Technology

1,612

€2,644,042.37

93.72%

50

€76,997.10

2.91%

58

€66,591.44

3.37%

20

€21,116.35

1,720

€2,787,630.91

100.00%

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

352

€401,097.21

37.69%

239

€396,725.84

25.59%

343

€599,452.24

36.72%

-

€0.00

934

€1,397,275.29

100.00%

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

2,010

€2,093,829.00

72.77%

480

€403,206.00

17.38%

272

€339,527.00

9.85%

-

€0.00

2,762

€2,836,562.00

100.00%

Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown

519

€933,664.68

51.80%

278

€425,922.76

27.74%

205

€526,055.17

20.46%

-

€0.00

1,002

€1,885,642.61

100.00%

Institute of Technology, Carlow

1,511

€4,055,438.76

78.29%

299

€776,282.50

15.49%

120

€184,613.01

6.22%

22

€33,866.80

1,930

€5,016,334.27

100.00%

Institute of Technology, Sligo

1,083

€2,301,776.12

52.37%

541

€1,554,016.32

26.16%

444

€878,077.61

21.47%

-

€0.00

2,068

€4,733,870.05

100.00%

Institute of Technology, Tallaght

480

€1,794,985.06

32.02%

549

€913,251.91

36.62%

470

€619,585.14

31.35%

-

€0.00

1,499

€3,327,822.11

100.00%

Institute of Technology, Tralee

1,065

€2,112,858.27

68.75%

378

€1,512,162.80

24.40%

106

€357,623.77

6.84%

-

€0.00

1,549

€3,982,644.84

100.00%

Letterkenny Institute of Technology

935

€1,434,886.00

47.39%

694

€629,665.00

35.17%

344

€453,779.00

17.44%

-

€0.00

1,973

€2,518,330.00

100.00%

Limerick Institute of Technology

668

€1,852,362.74

31.36%

1,057

€4,198,889.62

49.62%

405

€925,030.41

19.01%

-

€0.00

2,130

€6,976,282.77

100.00%

Waterford Institute of Technology

1,553

€2,104,695.62

67.26%

388

€541,283.70

16.80%

368

€828,802.25

15.94%

6

€23,012.32

2,309

€3,474,781.57

100.00%