Thursday, 25 October 2018

Questions (305)

Barry Cowen


305. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if funding allocated for the national broadband plan but not spent remains in his Department until it is spent; if not, if it is returned to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44299/18]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Section 91 of the Finance Act 2004 provides that a maximum of up to 10% of the capital envelopes of each Vote may be carried over to the following year, subject to the approval of the Oireachtas and an Order from the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

Voted allocations which remain unspent at the end of the financial year must be surrendered to the Exchequer, with the exception of any approved capital carryover amounts which are allocated to the subsequent year's Vote.