Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Questions (603)

Denis Naughten

Question:

603. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will set out, in tabular form and by reference to each named firm, the amount paid out in respect of legal fees during 2013 by his Department to law firms in or outside the State for services rendered to it; if he will provide in a similar format the amount paid out in respect of legal fees during 2013 by State bodies, including commercial or non-commercial and regulatory bodies established by or under the remit of his Department, to law firms in or outside the State for services rendered to it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11879/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The information requested by the Deputy is available on my Department's website at the following link http://www.dttas.ie/corporate/english/expenditure-external-services. These figures relate to the period to end October 2013. However, an update is currently in progress and figures to the end of 2013 will shortly be available on the site.

Information in respect of legal fees paid out by State bodies under the remit of my Departments is a matter for the relevant agency. I have forwarded the Deputy's request to the agencies for direct reply to him. If he does not receive a reply within 10 working days please contact my private office.