Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Questions (281)

Micheál Martin

Question:

281. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of staff working in the procurement area for major State infrastructure projects in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4581/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

There are no members of my Department's staff working directly on the procurement of major State infrastructure projects. The procurement of such projects funded by my Department is generally carried out by local authorities or agencies under the aegis of my Department, with checks/approvals being carried out by my Department, commensurate with its role as project funder, to ensure that appropriate processes, including in respect of procurement, have been followed.