Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Ceisteanna (572, 573)

Brian Hayes

Ceist:

623 Deputy Brian Hayes asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the cost to his Department from 2007 in respect of providing all computer hardware and software, in his private and constituency office in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48158/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Foreign)

ICT equipment in my offices is in line with that provided to all staff in the Department. Details of the costs involved are set out in the table below.

Year

Computer Hardware

Software

2007

Nil

Nil

2008

25,000

12,536

2009

Nil

1,331

2010

Nil

2,787

Joan Burton

Ceist:

624 Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will set out any sum of money paid by his Department to a company (details supplied) in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48188/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The Department of Foreign Affairs is responsible for two Votes — Vote 28 (Foreign Affairs) and Vote 29 (International Cooperation). Over the five years 2006 to 2010, no payments were made from either Vote to the consultants referred to by the Deputy.