Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (608)

Michael McGrath

Ceist:

608. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Health the payments made to date under the main contract in connection with the construction of the national children’s hospital; the estimated amount expected to be paid in 2019 and for each subsequent year until the anticipated completion of the project in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31005/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The breakdown of capital expenditure on the new children's hospital project from 2013 to 2018 is as follows:

2013

€1.70m

2014

€6.93m

2015

€20.77m

2016

€30.64m

2017

€67.75m

2018

€107.85m

In terms of the financing of the children’s hospital project for 2019, €250m is currently profiled for the new Children's Hospital project in 2019.

The Summer Economic Statement, published recently, provides an expenditure reserve of up to €200m in 2020 to accommodate funding requirements for the new Children's Hospital and the National Broadband Plan. My Department will engage with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the HSE in planning funding for the new Children's Hospital project beyond 2019.