Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (200, 201)

Barry Cowen

Question:

200. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Finance the number of capital projects being undertaken by his Department; the final agreed tender price; the estimated cost of each capital project in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31075/19]

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Barry Cowen

Question:

201. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Finance the capital projects completed since 2010; the final agreed tender price for each project; the actual cost of each project; if the actual cost exceeded the tender price; the reason therefor in each case in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31091/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 200 and 201 together.

My Department’s capital allocation provides for the routine acquisition of IT equipment and systems and certain premises expenses relating to the buildings it occupies. Aside from these types of expenditure, my Department does not have any long or medium term capital projects.

The Department in recent years has engaged the Office of Public Works (OPW) to carry out a number of capital projects on the premises it occupies. The OPW would have had to engage outside contractors to carry out the associated works. The Department of Finance paid certain costs related to these works during the period in question which is contained in the following table.

Year

Amount Spent on Capital Works

2015

848,509

2016

1,666,399

2017

98,093

2018

761,951

2019 YTD

28,474