Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (480)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

480. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount spent in fees to companies (details supplied) by his Department in each of the years 2011 to 2018. [21573/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table.

The Deputy should be aware that the majority of this expenditure relates to system development work undertaken on critical Department IT systems (AIM, CAP Pillar II schemes, Fisheries) as well as the annual certification of the Department's EAGF and EAFRD accounts.

2011

Name of Company

Fees €

Deloitte and Touche

908,209

2012

Name of Company

Fees €

Deloitte and Touche

866,630

2013

Name of Company

Fees €

Deloitte and Touche

665,324

2014

Name of Company

Fees €

Deloitte and Touche

477,966

2015

Name of Company

Fees €

Deloitte and Touche*

3,060,950

2016

Name of Company

Fees €

Deloitte and Touche*

6,532,040

2017

Name of Company

Fees €

Deloitte and Touche

4,887,143

Ernst & Young

184,500

2018

Name of Company

Fees €

Deloitte and Touche

3,774,270

Ernst & Young

217,633

* Note:

The expenditure detailed for Deloitte & Touche/Deloitte in 2015 and 2016 includes monies paid out on the basis of contracts originally awarded to Systems Dynamics Limited in 2014, and paid to Deloitte Technology Solutions from 1 August 2015 when Systems Dynamics Limited was acquired by Deloitte.