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Departmental Expenditure.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 7 October 2004

Thursday, 7 October 2004

Ceisteanna (105)

Olwyn Enright

Ceist:

105 Ms Enright asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the amount of money paid out by her Department in public relations fees; the name of the firm that was paid the highest amount; the amount paid to a specific firm (details supplied); the amount of money paid out by the Department in other consultancy fees; the name of the firm or individual paid the highest amount for the most recent 12 month period; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23866/04]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Agriculture and Food)

During the period involved, no moneys were paid by my Department either to public relations firms or to the specific firm in question. The information requested by the Deputy in connection with consultancy fees is outlined in the attached schedule. The highest amount was paid to Deloitte and Touche in respect of EAGGF accreditation.

Consultancy Fees

Consultant

Nature

Payments (€) (7 October 2003 — 6 October 2004)

Research Consulting

Food Labelling Research for Consumer Liaison Panel

45,810.60

Torchlight Consulting

2,420.00

Dr. Denis Kelleher

Servicing of Pedigree Sheep, Breeding Improvement Programme, 2002/2003

970.00

Mr. Brendan Shiels

Carrying out of Feasibility Study on the future viability of an organic college in Limerick

13,915.00

Research Solutions Ltd.

Research-National Organic Logo

18,053.20

AFCON

Mid-Term Evaluation of the CAP Rural Development Programme

68,937.00

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young

Consultancy advice in the development of the new ICT Strategy

89,600.50

RITS

Monthly testing of Interest security measures with written report

31,009.30

Morehampton Consultancy Services

Report on implementation of previous IT Strategy

8,400.00

Enterprise Process Consulting

Scoping study for SAP R/3 Enterprise Upgrade

51,425.00

BearingPoint Ireland Ltd.

Review of organizational structure and management framework of all Departmental laboratories

22,869.00

Agridata

On-going development of Reactor Herd Management System

7,553.81

Deloitte & Touche

EAGGF Certification

235,727.00

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Risk Management Consultancy

32,819.00

Petrus Consulting

External Evaluator on Expenditure Review — Beef Classification Scheme

2,813.00

Raymond Burke Consulting

External Evaluator on Expenditure Review — Installation Aid Scheme

5,021.00

Petrus Consulting

External Evaluator on Expenditure Review — Purchase for Destruction Scheme

2,934.00

Richard Boyle / IPA

External Evaluator on Expenditure Review — Potato Sector

2,420.00

Richard Boyle / IPA

External Evaluator on Expenditure Review — Overseas Development Assistance

2,420.00

Petrus Consulting

External Evaluator on Expenditure Review — Farm Waste Management Scheme

1,334.00

Peter Bacon & Associates

Undertaking of review and appraisal of Ireland’s Forest Development Strategy

147,620.00

Brady Shipman Martin

Planning advice in respect of Coldstore

3,339.00

Liam Ó hAlmhain Technical Consultant

To oversee implementation of action plan at Enfer Testing Services Ltd.

6,050.00

Det Norske Veritas (DNV)

Risk analysis of Coldstore used to store BSE positive carcases

15,283.00

McAllister Devereaux Keating

Fire Safety Consultants — issues raised by Fire Authority in relation to Coldstore.

5,808.00

H. Griffith, Quirke & Sons Ltd.

Proposal for a Council Regulation on the Protection of Animals during Transport.

8,622.10

Liam Ó hAlmhain

Oversee implementation of action plan at Enfer Testing Services Ltd.

2,549.00

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