Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Questions (648, 649)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

648. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the amount of land purchased and leased by size and amount expended in the past five years to date; the location of same; the term of the lease and amount expended per year in cases in which land is leased; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25384/19]

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Catherine Murphy

Question:

649. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of buildings and property purchased and leased and the amount expended in the past five years to date; the location of same; the term of the lease and the amount expended per year in cases in which properties are leased; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25401/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 648 and 649 together.

With the exception of the Department headquarters, Áras Mhic Dhiarmada, which is held by the Minister on behalf of the Social Insurance Fund, all buildings and property, occupied by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, are owned or leased by the Office of Public Works.

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection does not engage in the acquisition of land or buildings, through purchase or lease.

The Office of Public Works is responsible for the delivery of office accommodation to meet the operational needs of Government, including the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and can provide details of all buildings owned or leased.