Thursday, 3 October 2019

Questions (78)

Michael McGrath

Question:

78. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the supplementary estimates that have been introduced by Department vote in each year since 2000, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40398/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

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. Supplementary Estimates are an important element of our expenditure management toolkit, allowing for the proper alignment of resources with allocations.

The attached document sets out the additional funding provided by way of Supplementary Estimates by Vote for each year from 2000 to 2018. The tables for each year reflect the Vote structure that was in place at that time. Where transfers of functions have occurred in the intervening years, these have not been accounted for in the tables.

Appendix 1 Supplementary Estimates