Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ceisteanna (98)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

98. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 189 of 16 October 2018, his plans for further action in view of media reports (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51280/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

Further to the reference regarding matters relating to Deutsche Bank, for the avoidance of doubt, there is no contractual relationship between the Office of Government Procurement and Deutsche Bank. Therefore we do not propose to comment in respect of the referenced media reports.

With regard to ongoing investigations into matters relating to money laundering at one of Danske Bank’s operations, and further to my response to your Parliamentary Question of 16 October 2018, remaining cognizant of the responsibility to conduct business in line with applicable laws, rules and regulations, officials from the Office of Government Procurement have engaged and corresponded with the bank and continue to engage on this matter and to monitor closely developments in this regard.

In the event that circumstances arise that would warrant the exclusion of any tenderer from a Framework Agreement, contract terms and conditions provide for such steps to be taken as may be necessary.