Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (300)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

300. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the budget and number of staff working in her Department in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51559/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The Deputy will find set out in the table below, the total gross budget allocation for my Department (as set out in the Revised Estimates Volume) for each of the years 2014 to 2019 and the numbers of staff working in my Department at the end of each of the years in question.

YEAR

TOTAL BUDGET*

€,000

Full Time Equivalent Staff**

TOTAL Staff**

Stats

2014

781,022

798.0719

854

Staff Stats as of last week in December for each year

2015

790,186

795.6719

848

Staff Stats as of last week in December for each year

2016

800,473

808.472

856

Staff Stats as of last week in December for each year

2017

858,424

826.8335

872

Staff Stats as of last week in December for each year

2018

870,960

861.1213

905

Staff Stats as of last week in December for each year

2019

950,237

876.5531

923

Staff Stats as of Week ending 22nd November

*Capital and Current Total Revised Estimates Volume allocation

**Figures includes Secretary General and Ministerial Staff, Staff of the Department and its Offices and do not include Staff of its Agencies.

It will be seen that the overall budget ceiling for my Department has increased by 22% between 2014 and 2019 while the total number of staff has increased by 8% (or 9.8% FTEs). The increase reflects the additional demands being placed on my Department and its offices, not least from the challenges arising from Brexit.