Written answers

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Department of Finance

Departmental Expenditure

12:00 pm

Photo of David StantonDavid Stanton (Cork East, Fine Gael)
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Question 126: To ask the Minister for Finance 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. [44424/09]

Photo of Brian Lenihan JnrBrian Lenihan Jnr (Dublin West, Fianna Fail)
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The heating costs for the buildings from which my Department operates amounted to €124,360 in 2008. The table below sets out the costs for heating the buildings occupied by the various bodies which come under the aegis of my Department. Some heating costs are included in the service charge paid to landlords and are not therefore identifiable as a separate cost. In addition, electricity contributes to the heating of certain buildings but it is not possible to estimate the portion of the total electricity costs which relate solely to heating.

Name of BodyHeating Cost 2008
Office of Public Works1,023,118*
Office of the Revenue Commissioners900,868
Office of the Ombudsman10,000
State Laboratory260,542
Valuation Office15,274
Public Appointments Service**
National Treasury Management Agency & Associated Bodies15,345
Special EU Programmes Body6,632***

*This figure includes, in addition to the office premises occupied by the Office of Public Works, heating costs for State owned properties such as Dublin Castle, Farmleigh House, Áras an Uachtarán (€276,349), other historic properties, (€400,137) and national monuments (€89,713).

** Public Appointments Service electricity bill covers both heating and lighting and they are unable to provide individual costs for each. This also applies to the heating for the Commission for Public Service Appointments, who share the same building.

***The table shows heating costs for Belfast and Omagh sites only. The cost of heating for the Monaghan site is included within an overall service charge and is considered to be minimal.


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