Thursday, 17 October 2019

Ceisteanna (314, 315)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

314. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of capital projects that cost €100 million or more in the past five years; the cost of outside consultants for each of the projects costing €100 million or more; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42867/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

315. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of capital projects anticipated to commence in the next five years that cost €100 million or more; the expected cost of external consultants for each project; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42883/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 314 and 315 together.

The capital allocation for my Department is primarily used to deliver IT modernisation and to carry out refurbishments on the Department’s buildings.  There have been no capital projects with a spend of €100 million or above in the last five years.

The Department has no plans to commence any capital projects costing €100 million or more in the next five years. 

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.