Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (669, 670, 671, 672, 673, 674)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

669. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the expenditure by each university on hotel accommodation in each of the years from 2017 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form. [26542/20]

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Alan Kelly

Ceist:

670. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the expenditure by each university on restaurants and catering in each of the years from 2017 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form. [26543/20]

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Alan Kelly

Ceist:

671. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the expenditure by each university on advertising and sponsorship in each of the years from 2017 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form. [26544/20]

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Alan Kelly

Ceist:

672. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the expenditure by each university on international air travel in each of the years from 2017 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form. [26545/20]

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Alan Kelly

Ceist:

673. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the expenditure by each university on legal services in each of the years from 2017 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form. [26546/20]

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Alan Kelly

Ceist:

674. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the expenditure by each university on travel and subsistence for its president or provost in each of the years from 2017 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26547/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Further and Higher Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 669 to 674, inclusive, together.

My Department allocates recurrent funding to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) for direct disbursement to HEA designated higher education institutions. The HEA allocates this funding as a block grant to the institutions. As autonomous bodies, the internal disbursement of this funding, including any expenditure on the items queried by the Deputy, are a matter for the individual institution.

The information requested is not readily available in the format requested by the Deputy. However, to assist the Deputy my officials have requested that the HEA undertake to collate the data from the Universities and the details will be communicated to the Deputy as soon as possible.