Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (179)

Seán Fleming


179. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he has received any indicative figure from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform regarding the fiscal adjustments his Department will be asked to make in 2014 and 2015; the size of those adjustments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26544/13]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

In the context of the forthcoming Budget, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has asked my Department to identify savings which will feed into the expenditure decisions by Government for the Estimates 2014 and the setting of future Ministerial ceilings. The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has asked that the identification of savings options should ensure that a sufficient range of proposals are made by all Departments to help the Government make well-informed choices about spending priorities and allocations. The scale of the adjustments for 2014, were set out in Part 1 of the Expenditure Report 2013, which was published in December 2012. The Government will be making decisions on the future ceilings as part of the forthcoming budgetary deliberations.