Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (129)

Eric J. Byrne

Question:

129. Deputy Eric Byrne asked the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 476 of 25 March 2014, if she will outline the budget allocation for each centre; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15459/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Department has contracted for the provision job club services with 46 contractors (local development companies/community organisations) to the value of €6 million for 2014. I do not intend to publish individual contract values as these are subject to negotiation with each contractor taking account of local circumstances. To publish these values might constrain the ability of the Department to negotiate best value for money in future years.