Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (207)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

207. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the new expenditure in the latest capital plan compared to the previous plan, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9436/18]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

As the Deputy will be aware, the previous capital plan Building on Recovery: Infrastructure and Capital Investment 2016-2021, published in September 2015, provided gross voted capital expenditure allocations to Departments of €27 billion, covering the period 2016 – 2021. The new National Development Plan covers the period 2018 - 2027, providing gross voted capital expenditure allocations of €91 billion. Annual allocations under both plans are set out in the following table.

€, billion

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

2024

2025

2026

2027

NDP

N/A

N/A

5.8

7.3

7.9

8.6

8.9

9.4

10

10.5

11

11.6

2015 Plan

3.8

3.9

4.2

4.6

5

5.4

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Variance

N/A

N/A

1.6

2.7

2.9

3.2

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The allocation of gross voted capital expenditure in the 2015 Capital Plan, Building on Recovery was €19.2 billion over the period 2018 – 2021. The National Development Plan allocates €29.6 billion over the same period, an increase of €10.4 billion.