Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (690)

Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

690. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to cost overruns on contracts in 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. [8426/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

My Department has not engaged directly in any project costing €10 million or more in the period concerned.

Local authorities and bodies under the aegis of my Department enter into capital contracts in the course of their work, some of which are 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 years 2016 and 2017 (Vote 34) which are published by the Comptroller and Auditor General and are available at https://www.audit.gov.ie/en/Publications by clicking on "Appropriation Accounts". The Department's 2018 Appropriation Account will be published later this year.

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