Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Ceisteanna (145)

Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

145. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the incidental expenses incurred by her Department from 1 January 2018 to 1 January 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41242/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

The incidental expenses incurred by my Department in the timeframe specified totalled €167,947.

This total was comprised of expenses in the following categories;

- Catering

- Conferences

- Subscriptions and professional memberships

- Bank charges

- Official entertainment

- Sundry office expenses

The overall objective is to keep costs of this nature to a minimum, and incidental expenses are only authorised by my officials when deemed necessary in the course of Departmental activity.