Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (249)

Shane Cassells


249. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the oversight of his Department of directives, circulars, advice or requirements issued since 2016; if surveys have been carried out of compliance with these communications to date; the surveys carried out; the results of the surveys; the compliance rate; the actions taken by his Department following these results; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31330/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

All Government Departments and public bodies in receipt of public funding must comply, as appropriate, with the relevant requirements of Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) Circulars, Public Financial Procedures, Public Spending Code, the Civil Service Corporate Governance Standard or Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies, and Government Procurement rules.  It is, of course, a matter for each Department and public body concerned to ensure that there are appropriate oversight arrangements and structures in place to ensure that this overall framework is fully implemented in all cases.

Specifically in terms of DPER Circulars, these are issued by the relevant Divisions of the Department to contact points in other Government Departments.  Those Departments must then comply with the Circulars and also have responsibility for circulating these to the bodies under their aegis.