Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Questions (345)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

345. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the amount spent on external consultancy reports between May 2016 and to date in 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28316/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection engages consultants (individuals or organisations) to provide expert analysis over a wide range of areas, which includes the delivery of reports, studies, assessments, recommendations and proposals that contribute to decision making or policy making.  I am advised by my Department that the amount spent on external consultancy reports between May 2016 and to date in 2019 was €1,792,127 for 32 reports.