Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (614)

Thomas P. Broughan


614. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 459 of 11 March 2014 if the external review commissioned by his Department on matters relating to Bord na gCon was completed within the expected timeframe, given that the Minister indicated that he expected he would receive a final report by 31 March 2014; if there has been a delay in completing the review, the reasons for same; and the expenditure incurred to commission the review. [22908/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The “Review of certain matters relating to Bord na gCon” is progressing very well but more detailed investigations were considered appropriate by the external consultants conducting the review on a number of specific issues that arose as part of the analysis undertaken. The consultants have agreed to undertake this additional analysis at no extra cost to the Exchequer. It is anticipated that a draft report, including the additional analysis, will be completed by mid June. On receipt of the draft report, my Department will have to review and consider the contents and any action required prior to publication. The cost of the report is €60,885 which is the figure agreed when the report was commissioned, following the completion of a public procurement process.