Thursday, 24 October 2013

Questions (147)

Seán Fleming

Question:

147. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Social Protection the expenditure adjustment that will be made within her Department in 2014; the full-year impact of expenditure measures that will be taken in 2014; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45590/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Budget 2014 provided for: expenditure reduction measures of €226 million in 2014; €30 million in savings through additional fraud and control measures; and €34 million in savings through efficiencies and lower than anticipated expenditure on certain schemes, an overall expenditure reduction package of €290 million in 2014. The savings in 2015, 2016, 2017 and in a full year arising from these expenditure reductions will be an estimated €334 million, €351 million, €363 million and €372 million respectively.