Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (188)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

188. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of requests for additional funding, staff resources or expertise that have been made by the Central Bank of Ireland since January 2016; the purpose of the requested additional funding, staff resources or expertise; the response of his Department to each request, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13141/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

I wish to advise the Deputy that the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has no responsibility for the Central Bank of Ireland in relation to requests for additional funding, staff resources or expertise.  Funding, staff resources and expertise are a matter for the Central Bank Commission and the Commission is not required to seek the permission of the Department in relation to those matters.  The Central Bank is statutorily independent under both Irish and EU law and is not subject to the rules of voted expenditure in the manner suggested in the Deputy's question.