Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ceisteanna (196)

Seán Fleming


196. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Social Protection the gross and net additional expenditure savings that her Department is seeking to achieve in 2013; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49247/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The Comprehensive Expenditure Report, 2012 – 2014, published last December, provides for additional new expenditure reduction measures of €1,033 million in the Department of Social Protection’s budget over the two years 2013 and 2014. This total includes €540 million of new savings to be achieved in 2013 as well as an additional €173 million savings in that year consequential on measures already announced in Budget 2012. Further announcements in that regard will be made next month when Budget 2013 is presented.