Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (535)

Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

535. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his attention has been drawn to cost overruns on contracts within his Department with a value in excess of €10 million that came in more than 10% over budget in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; if so, the details of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8418/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

My Department actively manages budgets and expenditure across its six Programme areas to deliver on its business priorities and objectives. The vast majority of capital and current expenditure in my Department comprises day to day operational funding for the Department and Agencies under its remit, funding for the broadcasting sector from TV licence fee receipts, grant funding for sustainable energy programmes administered by the SEAI and for energy research, as well as grant funding to Local Authorities under the landfill remediation scheme. Projects are delivered primarily in the Communications and Natural Resources Programme areas. My Department is satisfied that there have no material overruns on its exchequer capital projects in the period referred to in the Question.