Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (923)

Catherine Murphy


923. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health the amount expended on the renewal of licences (details supplied) by his Department since 2009 to date in 2019; the amount projected to be spent on the renewal of such licences by his Department over the next five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35343/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

My Department has spent €384,000 excluding VAT for the renewal of these licenses since 2009.

The Department of Health ICT Unit provides shared services to a number of external agencies including the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, the Adoption Authority of Ireland and the Ombudsman for Children's Office. The figure includes renewals for the Department and all supported agencies during this period.

It is expected that the level of shared service provision will reduce in the future as external agencies make other provisions. The cost for the next five years is expected to be approximately €175,000 and relates in the main to the Department of Health.