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Departmental Expenditure

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 20 November 2019

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (311)

Jack Chambers


311. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount spent on bottled water and disposable coffee cups by his Department to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48196/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

My Department has spent €2,052.03 on bottled water to date in 2019. The water is made available to staff through standalone water cooler units and bottles for the units are re-used by our supplier.

My Department is implementing the Government Decision on 3 January 2019 to eliminate the purchase of Single Use Plastics and no disposable plastic cups or other plastic utensils have been purchased in 2019.