Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (196)

Seán Fleming

Question:

196. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Social Protection the gross and net additional expenditure savings that her Department is seeking to achieve in 2013; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49247/12]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Comprehensive Expenditure Report, 2012 – 2014, published last December, provides for additional new expenditure reduction measures of €1,033 million in the Department of Social Protection’s budget over the two years 2013 and 2014. This total includes €540 million of new savings to be achieved in 2013 as well as an additional €173 million savings in that year consequential on measures already announced in Budget 2012. Further announcements in that regard will be made next month when Budget 2013 is presented.