Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Questions (23)

Michael Moynihan

Question:

23. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he expects any Supplementary Estimates to be needed in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42498/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

At the end-September, 2013, the aggregate net voted total expenditure position was 2.7% (or €879 million) below profile, with all Departments broadly in line with profile.

On the current expenditure side, net current spending was 1.9% (or €574 million) below profile in the first 9 months of the year. On the capital side, net voted capital expenditure at the end September amounted to €1.5 billion, which is 17% (€305 million) below profile.

Each Minister and their Department are responsible for ensuring adherence with the Vote-level allocation for their area. My Department will continue to monitor all current and capital Departmental expenditure on a monthly basis and will work with Departments to ensure they can adhere to the expenditure ceilings set for them. At this point, the performance for the year to date is encouraging and it is too early to comment on the potential requirements for supplementary estimates by year-end.