Tuesday, 13 December 2005
Joan Burton (Dublin West, Labour)
What arrangements has the Minister made regarding the proposal in his 12-point plan for ex ante evaluations of capital projects that cost more than €30 million? What ex ante evaluation has taken place of the private hospital proposals by the Tánaiste, especially the tax expenditure proposals included in these private hospital ventures? A €100 million private hospital will give rise to a €42 million tax expenditure cost, which may be even more if the business generated through the National Treatment Purchase Fund is also included.