Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (269)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

269. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 324 of 27 May 2014, if he will consider collating the necessary data to enable his Department to provide, on an annual basis, details of construction related capital expenditure. [24298/14]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

My Department is responsible for setting the overall capital allocations across Departments and for monitoring monthly capital expenditure at Departmental level. Within the overall allocations, individual Ministers and their Departments allocate capital funds across various projects and programmes in line with their Department's priorities. As stated in my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 324 of 27 May 2014, information in relation to allocations at project level can be obtained from the relevant Departments.

I also noted in my reply that details in relation to the overall annual Exchequer capital budget can be found on the databank website hosted by my Department (http://databank.per.gov.ie/). The information on the databank is provided at Departmental, programme and subhead level which is in line with the format of the Budget and Revised Estimates. The Revised Estimates also include a sectoral breakdown of the public capital programme (voted and non-voted capital expenditure). Through the databank and the published Estimates, a wide range of data in relation to public expenditure (both capital and current) has been placed in the public domain. My Department will keep under review the detail of information provided with a view to enhancement as and when considered appropriate.