Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (191)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

191. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the date in October 2018 on which his attention was drawn to, either formally or informally, of the overspends in the costs of the national children’s hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5619/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

I've been involved in a number of discussions around the Children’s Hospital over the last few years. The first full assessment of the cost overrun and the reasons for it was received by my Department in the form of a report from the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board submitted by the Department of Health on 19 November. My Department reviewed the report and met with the Department of Health to discuss it on 23 November and made a formal submission to me on 26 November.