Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (293)

David Cullinane

Ceist:

293. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Finance the total Covid-19 related expenditure incurred by his Department to date; and if this will be counted a pre-committed expenditure for budget 2021. [27044/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

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.