Written answers

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

Departmental Expenditure

12:00 pm

Photo of David StantonDavid Stanton (Cork East, Fine Gael)
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Question 310: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the cost in 2008 of heating all buildings owned or rented from which his Department or bodies under the aegis of his Department operate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44418/09]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin South, Green Party)
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Heating in my Department's buildings in Adelaide Road, Tom Johnston House, Beggars Bush and Leeson Lane is provided by Natural Gas and the costs in the period referred to is as follows:

Beggars Bush €26,572.87 (shared building)

Adelaide Road €24,535.57

Leeson Lane €38,054.33 (shared building)

Total €89,162.77

These figures are net of refunds received from other Departments for shared services. My Department no longer has staff based in Leeson Lane.

Heating in my Department's building in Cavan is provided via storage heaters. It is not possible to definitively identify costs specific to heating for this building but the cost of the Night Rate Electricity there for the period was €3,536.90.

In 2008 my Department refunded the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food an amount of €498.72 in respect of heating costs for its office space then occupied at Davitt House, Castlebar, for the July to December 2007 period.

The cost of heating in buildings occupied by agencies under the aegis of my Department is a matter for those agencies and I have no role in the matter.


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