Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (135)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

135. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Finance the role his Department is playing in the winter ready campaign; the expenditure his Department will incur in this campaign; and the details of expenditure on external consultancy and advertising or communication. [46629/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

The Department of Finance is represented on the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning and fully supports the Be Winter-Ready campaign.

The 2019-20 campaign, jointly launched by a number of my Ministerial colleagues on 6th November, provides vital information and raises awareness about the particular challenges that winter can present and is a part of the ‘Whole of Government’ approach being taken annually to winter preparations. I note, in particular, that the emphasis this year is on explaining further and promoting the Met Éireann colour-coded weather warning system.

The Department of Finance has no direct role in the Be Winter-Ready campaigns but will provide support and assistance where required by any of the lead Departments or the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning.

There are, therefore, no expected expenditures by the Department of Finance for external consultancy and advertising or communication.