Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1371)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

1371. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the expenditure by her Department in each of the years 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19714/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Details of the expenditure incurred by my Department in each of the years 2011 to 2018 and to the end of March in 2019 can be found in the table below:

2011

€000

2012

€000

2013

€000

2014

€000

2015

€000

2016

€000

2017

€000

2018

€000

2019

€000 (end of March)

Gross

214,322

422,366

407,160

999,145

1,029,373

1,088,428

1,249,984

1,386,886

427,198

A-in-A

4,254

12,387

5,351

22,898

24,598

22,007

21,024

23,669

4,933

Net

210,068

409,979

401,809

976,247

1,004,775

1,066,421

1,228,960

1,363,217

422,265

The Deputy might note that additional resources have been expended year on year and this has enabled my Department and its agencies to build and lead the efforts to improve outcomes for children and young people in Ireland.

The Revised Estimate for Public Services 2019 makes provision for a gross funding allocation of €1.510 billion for my Department which represents an increase of just under €107 million, or 8%, over the 2018 provision. The extra funding secured in 2019 continues this Government’s commitment to provide high quality services for children and young people