Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Ceisteanna (216, 217)

Jonathan O'Brien

Ceist:

216. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the planned capital spending which will be cut or reprofiled from other projects to account for new national broadband plan liabilities; the details of each project; the cost of each project being cut or reprofiled; the Department to which this capital spending was originally allocated; in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21821/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Jonathan O'Brien

Ceist:

217. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he plans to increase the size of the National Development Plan 2017-2028 to account for the unplanned expense of the national broadband plan; if so, the amount; the impact of this increase on the general Government balance in each affected year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21822/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 216 and 217 together.

As I have previously indicated, I intend to provide the additional capital required to fund the cost of proceeding with the National Broadband Plan from future revenues.  This will be done in the context of updating the overall multi-annual capital ceilings set out in Project Ireland 2040.