Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (633, 634)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

633. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the overall cost, including implementation costs, for each aspect of the public services card; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47655/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

634. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the total amount, including implementation costs, to her Department and bodies under her aegis in respect of the public services card to date in 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47664/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 633 and 634 together.

All costs in relation to the development and roll-out of the Public Services Card (PSC) project are incurred by my Department.

The capital costs of the PSC project from 2010 to date (mid-November) is €32.64 million, excluding VAT  Staff costs for the same period are estimated at €37 million. 

I trust this clarifies the position for the Deputy.