Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Ceisteanna (99)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

99. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the defence budget, specifically Vote 36, is on profile; if not, the extent of the variation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53295/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

Vote 36 Defence was allocated a gross funding provision of €758 million for 2019.

Gross expenditure at the end of November 2019 was €594 million, representing 78% of the Defence Vote allocation. This level of expenditure was some €91 million (13%) behind expenditure profiles, at this point.

There is a number of significant expenditure projects planned to advance before year-end and it is expected that expenditure outturn will be substantially in line with provision at year-end.