Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Ceisteanna (832, 833)

Brian Hayes

Ceist:

885 Deputy Brian Hayes asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation 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. [48155/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation)

The ICT needs of my private and constituency offices located in Kildare Street is met from a pool of equipment and software created to meet the business needs across my Department. Records of costs would therefore relate to batches of items procured by my Department rather than individual items specifically used by my office.

My Department has no records in relation to my constituency offices in Cork as the equipment there was supplied by my previous Department. Upon taking up my current position as Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation it was decided that retaining the existing equipment was more cost effective than having it replaced.

Joan Burton

Ceist:

886 Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation 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. [48185/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The amount paid by my Department, including Professional Services Withholding Tax, to Indecon Economic Consultants in the past five years is set out in the table below.

Year

Amount Paid

2006

45,799.70

2007

156,018.60

2008

74,163.19

2009

2010

The payments were made in respect of Value of Money Reviews on Science Foundation Ireland, Training people with disabilities and an Economic Impact Assessment on the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.