Thursday, 19 September 2019

Questions (69)

Barry Cowen


69. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the supplemental expenditures in each year since 2012 by Department in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38026/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

Supplementary Estimates are an important element of our expenditure management toolkit, allowing for the proper alignment of resources with allocations. Due to the scale of Government expenditure and the cash basis of Government accounting, the need for Supplementary Estimates can arise for a number of reasons, including policy decisions, timing issues and overspends.

The attached document sets out the additional funding provided by way of Supplementary Estimates by Vote for each year from 2012 to 2018. The tables for each year reflect the Vote structure that was in place in that year. Where transfers of functions have occurred in the intervening years, these have not been accounted for in the attached tables in the link below. 

Supplementary Estimates