Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Ceisteanna (116, 117)

Brian Hayes

Ceist:

166 Deputy Brian Hayes asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the cost to her Department from 2007 in respect of providing all computer, hardware and software, in her private and constituency office in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48154/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education)

Staff in Ministerial offices in my Department are equipped with a standard suite of computer hardware and software including a PC, access to a printer, network connectivity, standard office software and business applications to support their work similar to all other staff and exact costs for all aspects of the service are not readily available.

Computer equipment in the Minister's private office in the Department's Head Office does not change substantially on change of Minister. However, new equipment and services may be necessary depending on the location of the Minister's constituency.

My Department's records indicate that the cost to the Department of providing all computer hardware and software in Ministerial private and constituency offices from 2007 was:

€7,083 in 2007,

€4,771 in 2008,

€552 in 2009 and

€9,906 in 2010.

Joan Burton

Ceist:

167 Deputy Joan Burton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills if she will set out any sum of money paid by her Department to a company (details supplied) in each of the past five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48184/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The amount of money paid by my Department during the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 to Indecon is outlined in a tabular statement.

The 2006 payment relates to the development of guidelines and a template in respect of Cost-Benefit Analyses as required under the "Guidelines for the Appraisal and Management of Capital Expenditure Proposals in the Public Sector".

The 2008 and 2010 payments relate to the preparation of evaluation reports on EU-funded programmes by Indecon on behalf of the Department and in accordance with European Commission requirements.

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

€73,205.00

NIL

€104,084.20

NIL

€59,283.96