Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (163)

Jim O'Callaghan

Question:

163. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the capital budget allocation to the OPW in each of the years 2017 to 2019; the amount of the capital budget allocation spent in 2017 and 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30196/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Capital Budget Allocation and Spend allocation to the OPW for the years 2017 to 2019 is as follows:

Vote 13 OPW

2017 Allocation€000

2018 Allocation€000

2019 Allocation€000

126,049

177,049

179,049

Vote 13 OPW

2017 Expenditure€000

2018 Expenditure€000

123,649

174,333

Savings within the 2017 capital allocation are primarily due to timing in placing the contract for the Integrated Workplace Management System. Savings within the 2018 capital allocation are primarily due to timing in planning approval for the commencement of some flood relief projects and the Home Relocation Scheme. The 2018 allocation includes a €22m supplementary estimate the majority of which related to the Papal Visit. Savings by the OPW in 2017 and 2018 on its capital allocation were vired for use by the Office on its current expenditure requirements.