Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (224)

Seán Fleming

Question:

224. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the gross and net additional expenditure savings that his Department is seeking to achieve in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49236/12]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

As the Deputy will appreciate, consideration of the financial allocations for my Department for 2013 has not yet concluded and the consequential gross and net expenditure savings will be decided within the context of the forthcoming Budget. However, it may be noted that in order to conform to the 2013 indicative expenditure ceilings of €218m current and €38m capital as set out in the Comprehensive Review of Expenditure, a reduction of €21m (approximately 8%) would need to be applied across my Department's programme areas (including the National Gallery Vote).