Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (983)

Shane Cassells

Question:

983. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the expenditure incurred in respect of external legal fees in each year since March 2011, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32275/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

As requested by the Deputy , the following table sets out the amount of external legal fees, inclusive of VAT, incurred by my Department and Offices for the period from  March 2011 to June 2019.

The expenditure was necessarily incurred as part of the day- to- day operation of the Department and its Offices and was fully in accordance with the requirements of Public Financial Procedures.

The table does not include expenditure on external legal fees incurred by the Department's Agencies. 

Expenditure incurred in respect of external legal fees since March 2011 to June 2019 by Dept. Business, Enterprise & Innovation

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

TOTAL 2011-2019

590,528.72

609,971.71

339,635.49

434,804.15

381,821.97

591,647.85

853,851.98

1,419,612.71

869,305.50

6,091,180.08