Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 15 July 2021
Committee on Budgetary Oversight
Summer Economic Statement: Minister for Finance and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform
Before we hand over to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to answer the question on the allocation of expenditure, I again remind the Deputy that I am engaged in a negotiation. My commitment to securing our rate and protecting it under our tax code is attested to by my unwillingness to sign up to the consensus that is there at the moment.
That is proof of my commitment to where we are. The Minister, Deputy McGrath, might comment on where we are with regard to expenditure.