My Department has spent €306,104 on non-pay Covid-19 related expenditure. This is not pre-committed expenditure for budget 2021. However, my Department has sought a similar allocation to cover certain Covid-19 related expenses expected in 2021.
Some of the Department's staff were assigned as part of the temporary reassignment scheme in response to Covid-19. My Department continued to meet their payroll costs and details of these costs will follow as it was not possible to respond in full with this information in the time available. I will therefore make arrangements to provide a response in line with Standing Orders.