Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (242)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

242. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the Government expenditure in each of the years 2007 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19736/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

As set out in the most recent fiscal monitor, total gross voted expenditure to end-April 2019 amounted to €20,247 million. This is 5.4% or €1,031 million higher than the same period in 2018 and €146 million, or 0.7%, behind profile. Gross voted current expenditure is up 4.1% or €740 million in year-on-year terms and is 0.8%, or €143 million, below profile. Gross voted capital is 25.7%, or €291 million, higher than the end-April 2018 position and is -0.2%, or €3 million, behind profile.

Table 1 below sets out gross voted expenditure for the years 2007 to 2019. The data provided here is broken into gross voted current and capital expenditure for each year. A Departmental breakdown of this expenditure data can be found on the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s databank, which can be found at databank.per.gov.ie. This website provides detail on expenditure back to 1994.

Table 1

Year

Current

Capital

Total

€m

€m

€m

2007

48,607

7,819

56,426

2008

53,384

9,011

62,395

2009

55,719

7,333

63,051

2010

54,179

6,385

60,564

2011

52,847

4,515

57,362

2012

52,149

3,809

55,958

2013

50,986

3,387

54,373

2014

50,501

3,597

54,098

2015

50,864

3,730

54,594

2016

51,775

4,212

55,987

2017

54,019

4,601

58,620

2018*

57,052

5,928

62,979

2019**

59,291

7,342

66,633

*Provisional Outturn. Does not include capital carryover from 2017 into 2018 of c. €70m.

**Revised Estimates and Further Revised Estimates.