Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Questions (257)

Robert Troy

Question:

257. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the expenses incurred by his Department to date in 2019 for the commissioning, development, production, promotion and online sharing of a video that highlighted schemes and programmes operated by his Department in tabular form; if such videos have been commissioned for 2020; and if so, the estimated costs of each such video. [52127/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department provides public information about the Department's wide range of schemes and programmes. Video is one of the formats used to communicate this information and is primarily produced in-house by staff as part of their normal duties. 

My Department engages external service providers for specific projects in line with the Department's business needs and having regard to the nature of the work. These videos are primarily posted on the Department's website and social media channels.

The information requested is outlined in tabular form. 

Scheme/Programme 

Costs incurred to date in 2019 (incl. VAT)

Bovine TB Disease Eradication Information series

€8,250

Control of Pesticides

€811.80

Forestry - Woodland Environmental Fund series

€13,999.86

Brexit Preparedness Information 

€799.50 

Ireland’s Agri-Food Strategy to 2030 – An Open Policy Debate – Key Speakers recorded

€4,775 

In 2020, my Department will continue to produce videos in-house and, if required, engage external service providers in respect of producing public information videos.