Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1923)

Alan Kelly

Question:

1923. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health the capital projects to be funded from the remaining capital balance available to his departmental group of Votes at the end of June 2019 of €394 million factoring in the capital expenditure to date of €279 million, in tabular form; if €667 million was available as per the Revised Estimates of 2019 and the €65 million from the further Revised Estimate of 2019; if allocations have been made for capital projects and managers have been provided with sanction to pursue projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34361/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

My Department is continuing to work with the Health Service Executive to finalise as soon as possible a capital plan for 2019. 

The plan will include capital projects to be funded in 2019 and beyond, having regard to the available capital funding and the number of large national capital projects currently under way.

All the capital funding available in 2019 will be invested in the public health services in respect of major projects currently in construction, contractually committed projects and priority capital projects and programmes throughout 2019.