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Departmental Expenditure

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 21 November 2012

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Questions (39)

Brian Stanley


39. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide a list of the Government Departments that have agreed to his request to publish purchase orders over €20,000; and if he will confirm if this same request has been made of local authorities. [51549/12]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

As the Deputy will be aware the commitment in the Public Service Reform Plan is that every Purchase Order by a Government Department or Agency for €20,000 or over should be published online by the end of 2012.

My Secretary General wrote to all Secretaries General on March 27th, stating that they should put appropriate processes in place to ensure that this ambitious target is met. That letter also stated that similar arrangements will be required for offices and agencies under each Department’s aegis and asked that this be brought to their attention.

It is the responsibility of all Departments to ensure that this commitment is met by them and by their offices and agencies. I am in the process of collecting the information sought by the Deputy and I will pass on this information when collated.