Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (153)

Fergus O'Dowd


153. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the capital expenditure by his Department in County Louth and east County Meath by location and facility provided or commenced in each of the past four years; the location and purpose of each such expenditure; the new and improved services provided as a result; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53848/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

Given the nature of my Department's role, the purpose of the capital investment undertaken by the Department, and the Office of Government Procurement therein, is to deliver greater effectiveness and efficiency across the Civil and Public Service.  While all counties ultimately benefit from my Department’s reform plans by delivering a more effective Civil and Public Service, this limited capital expenditure is primarily invested in IT systems that are developed and maintained in the Department's Dublin offices.