Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Ceisteanna (81)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

81. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance the funding provided to the Comptroller and Auditor General in each of the years 2008 to 2017 and to date in 2018. [10391/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

Funding for the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General is provided through Vote 8.  The salary costs of the Comptroller and Auditor General are provided from the Central Fund.  Details of each of these funding mechanisms for each of the years 2008 to 2017 and to date in 2018 are in the following table.

Vote 8 – Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General

Total gross issues from Central Fund in respect of C&AG salary costs*

Gross

€000

Net

€000

Appropriations in Aid €000

2008

€249,689

€13,038

€7,831

€5,207

2009

€252,877

€12,150

€6,642

€5,508

2010

€215,688

€10,843

€5,063

€5,780

2011

€213,769

€11,487

€4,316

€7,171

2012

€153,561

€10,920

€5,023

€5,897

2013

€176,549

€11,098

€5,761

€5,337

2014

€175,742

€11,045

€5,244

€5,801

2015

€182,501

€12,141

€6,017

€6,124

2016

€175,742

€11,567

€5,053

€6,514

2017

€179,130

€11,925

€5,915

€6,010

2018

€28,010

€13,977

€7,927

€6,050

*These figures do not include deductions in respect of voluntary salary surrenders made by the relevant individuals which were credited back to the Central Fund. Please note that the figure for 2012 is lower than the previous years due to the fact that there was a vacancy in the post from March 2012 to June 2012.