Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (46)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

46. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the capital allocation of his Department in each of the years 2020 to 2025; and the areas to which funds will be allocated in each year. [52212/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

The National Development Plan 2018 - 2027 includes, in Annex 1, the capital allocations for Departments up until 2022. My Department will have a capital allocation of €13 million in 2020, across its two Votes: Vote 27 - International Co-operation and Vote 28 - Foreign Affairs and Trade, as published on Budget Day in October. The Department's total capital allocations for 2021 and 2022 are projected to be €13 million and €14 million respectively. The capital allocations for the period 2023-2025 remain to be decided as part of the annual Estimates process.

The main focus of capital investment by the Department for 2020, and for the period ahead, will be the cost of constructing and maintaining State-owned properties overseas under Global Ireland 2025, the on-going Passport Reform Programme, the continuing investment in ICT to support the Department’s global ICT network and Ireland’s participation at EXPO 2020.

The projected breakdown of the total 2020 capital allocation of €13 million, across the various areas referred to above, is as follows:

2020

State properties overseas

€ 5 million

Passport Reform Programme

€ 4 million

ICT

€ 2 million

EXPO 2020

€ 2 million

Total

€13 million

Decisions on the breakdown of the capital allocation by area of expenditure for the years 2021-2025 will be made in due course.