Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Ceisteanna (92)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

92. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Finance the amount spent on bottled water and disposable coffee cups by his Department to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48190/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

In response to the Deputy’s Question, the Department of Finance manages provisions in the areas mentioned by the Deputy both for itself and for the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

The figures for 2019 to-date for both Departments are as follows:

Year 2019 to-date

Finance

Public Expenditure and Reform

Bottled Water*

€3,249

€4,873

Disposable Coffee Cups

€0

€0

Totals

€3,249

€4,873

* These units are the large 18.9 Litre spring water bottles that fit onto floor-mounted dispensers.

In addition the Office of Government Procurement, which is a division of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and has its own vote, had an expenditure of €2,078.91 to-date in 2019 in respect of bottled water.