Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Niall Collins (Limerick, Fianna Fail)
Question 283: To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the total photography costs for his Department since coming to office; the list of occasions for which photographers were booked over the past year; the breakdown of costs associated with each occasion that a photographer was used; if there is a policy around the booking of photographers within his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9668/12]
Brendan Howlin (Minister, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform; Wexford, Labour)
In the period in question there were no occasions for which photographers were booked. In relation to my Department there is no official policy set out around the booking of photographers. However as with all procurement, value for money would be a key factor in procuring photographic services should the need arise.