Thursday, 19 September 2019

Questions (81)

Barry Cowen

Question:

81. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he has considered adding a column to the capital tracker to indicate whether a project has been delayed or not; the reason for not including such a column; if he has considered inserting a column to indicate when construction of a project is set to commence and if this expectation has been met in addition to the reason it has not been met; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38102/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Investment Projects and Programmes tracker is currently being revised and updated. It focuses mainly on projects with estimated costs greater than €20 million. The updated version of the tracker will be published in autumn 2019.

It will contain information on the current status of projects and also columns detailing expected project construction commencement and completion dates. The updated version will contain more granular information on delivery scheduling including milestones for key stages in the project lifecycle.  The updated version of the tracker will also include dashboards and other information to aid interpretation of the data.