Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Ceisteanna (226)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

226. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the cost in each year of the national broadband plan since the signing of the contract in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49280/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The maximum cost of the contract to deliver the National Broadband Plan, signed on 19th November, is €2.977 billion over 25 years. This includes €480 million for contingency costs and €354 million in VAT.

My Department has a capital allocation in 2020 for the National Broadband Plan of €119 million. The multi-annual expenditure ceilings for Capital Expenditure for my Department are published in the Budget 2020 Expenditure Report. The total capital expenditure ceiling for my Department for 2021 is €517 million and for 2022 is €611 million.

The detailed allocations required for the NBP for 2021 and for subsequent years of the NBP will be settled in the context of the annual Estimates process.