Thursday, 22 February 2018

Questions (238)

Niall Collins

Question:

238. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of officials and advisers that travelled from her Department to the launch of the NDP, NPF in County Sligo; the cost of same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9157/18]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

The Government launched Project Ireland 2040, comprised of the National Planning Framework to 2040 and the National Development Plan 2018 - 2027 in Sligo on 16 February, following a meeting of the Government.  The launch was also attended by my Special Adviser and the Assistant Secretary for Corporate Affairs from my Department.

The only costs arising for my Department in connection with its participation in these events will be standard travel and subsistence costs.  These will be submitted for payment and processed in due course in accordance with procedures set out by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.