Thursday, 19 September 2019

Ceisteanna (196)

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

196. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the capital expenditure of his Department from 1 January 2019 to 31 August 2019 under the heading of B8 Sustainable Transport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37962/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As the Deputy is aware, funding provided under this subhead is part of a multi-annual funding programme.

The timing of expenditure on programmes such as this are by their nature dependent on a number of variables and therefore monthly, quarterly or periodic expenditure must be viewed within that context.

It is the case that each year the majority of funding is drawndown toward the year end and overall reporting on programme expenditure is then made available through the Department's publicly available annual Appropriation Accounts and related reports to, and appearances before, the Oireachtas.