Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (347)

Bernard Durkan


347. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the degree to which all Departments and bodies under their aegis in terms of public expenditure and reform continue to meet the guidelines set down by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27266/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

I wish to advise the Deputy that the Annual Report of my Department sets out extensive information on the progress that the Department has made in pursuing its two strategic goals which are:

- To manage public expenditure at sustainable levels in a planned, rational and balanced manner in support of Ireland’s economic development and social progress; and

- To have public management and governance structures that are effective and responsive to the citizen, transparent and accountable, and which thereby improve the effectiveness of public expenditure.

This report, including a useful overview in the Executive Summary, is available at the following link: https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/da1589-dper-annual-reports-2013-16/ 

If the Deputy wishes to submit a question in respect of a specific policy area, initiative or guidelines for which my Department is responsible, I will be happy to provide him with further detail on that area.