Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (576)

Michael McGrath


576. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the final agreed tender price, the date of the tender for the contract and the final overall amount paid and the date of the final payment in respect of each capital expenditure project completed since 1 January 2014 by his Department or an agency under the remit of his Department and which ended up costing €10 million or more in tabular form; the reason the final amount paid exceeded the final tender price; the details available in respect of projects in which construction is not complete to date or in which the final settlement account has not been agreed to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39930/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

My Department, which was established in 2017, utilises capital funding to promote rural and community development and support sustainable communities.

The majority of capital funding is routed through Local Authorities who directly deliver projects utilising this funding.

I can confirm that my Department, and the agencies under my remit, have not directly procured or delivered any capital project which ended up costing €10 million or more in the period in question.