Thursday, 25 October 2018

Ceisteanna (126, 127)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

126. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the breakdown of the €84,000 capital allocation in the public expenditure and sectoral policy division, that is, Vote 11, of the budget 2019 expenditure report of his Department for 2019 by specific project; the projects that will be commenced in 2019; the projects that will be completed in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44466/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

127. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the breakdown of the €4,331,000 capital allocation in the public service management and reform division, that is, Vote 11, of the budget 2019 expenditure report of his Department for 2019 by specific project; the projects that will be commenced in 2019; the projects that will be completed in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44467/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 126 and 127 together.

The capital allocation for Vote 11 – Department of Public Expenditure and Reform – is €4.33 million in 2019.

The information requested by the Deputy regarding Vote 11 is set out in the following table:

Subhead

Area of Spend / Project

Planned Completion Date

Allocation

Programme A - Public Expenditure and Sectoral Policy

A.2

Office Equipment

End 2019

€84,000

Programme B - Public Service Management and Reform

B.2

Office Equipment

End 2019

€196,000

B.2

Office Premises

End 2019

€35,000

B.6

Office of the Government Chief Information Officer

End 2019

€3,500,000

B.10

Civil Service Learning and Development Project

End Q1, 2019

€544,000

B.10

Civil Service Learning and Development Operations

End 2019

€56,000

€4,331,000

The primary purpose of the capital investment undertaken from Vote 11 is to deliver greater effectiveness and efficiency across the Civil and Public Service. The main areas of spend in this regard are the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) and Civil Service Learning and Development (OneLearning).

The OGCIO is the largest area of capital spend and this supports investment in ICT as part of the implementation of the Public Service ICT Strategy, including the ongoing roll-out of the Build to Share Programme and the eGovernment Strategy. OneLearning is the new Learning and Development Centre for the Civil Service, which is a key element of the Civil Service Renewal Plan. OneLearning is responsible for all core training that is common across the Civil Service and it will be enabled by a new learning and development technology platform.