Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Ceisteanna (285)

Michael McGrath

Ceist:

285. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the final agreed tender price and the date of the tender for the contract in respect of each capital expenditure project which cost €10 million or more since 2010, in tabular form; the final overall amount paid; the date of the final payment in respect of the completion of the project; the reason the final amount paid exceeded the final tender price; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4648/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

An examination of records indicates that my Department has not engaged directly in any capital project costing €10 million or more in the period from 2010 to date.

Local authorities and bodies under the aegis of my Department enter into capital contracts in the course of their work, some of which is funded through the Department's Vote. As regards relevant contracts for which local authorities are responsible, information on expenditure and multi-annual capital commitments is set out in Note 2.9/2.10 to the Department's Appropriation Accounts for the relevant years ( Vote 25 up to 2014; Vote 34 thereafter) which are published by the Comptroller and Auditor General and are available at www.audit.gov.ie/en/Publications, by clicking on "Appropriation Accounts".

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