Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Department of An Taoiseach
Question 141: To ask the Taoiseach the breakdown, by programme, agency or other institution, of the programme changes that will be made by his Department to achieve the savings estimated for his Department in budget 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48238/09]
Question 159: To ask the Taoiseach the savings outlined in the Report of the Special Group on Public Numbers and Expenditure Programmes which were accepted in budget 2010 for his Department in tabular form; the savings which will be achieved in 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1262/10]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 141 and 159 together.
The total allocation for my Department in the Estimates set out in the Budget Book for 2010 is €28,818 million. This is an overall decrease of 11.8% on the 2009 Revised Estimate allocation.
The following table details the programme changes to achieve the savings by my Department in the 2010 budget.
|Agency/Programme||Savings Achieved €000||Description|
|NESDO*||1,205||Expenditure reduction as a result of a review informed by the Value for Money Report|
|Forum for Peace and Reconciliation||5||Subhead closed|
|Tribunal of Inquiry (Dunnes Payments)||1||Subhead closed|
|National Forum on Europe||360||Discontinued as a result of the 2009 Supplementary Budget|
|Newfoundland and Labrador Business Partnership*||300||Future work will be supported by existing staff within my Department|
|Commission of Investigation||1||Subhead closed|
|Active Citizenship Office*||56||Future work will be supportd by existing staff within my Department|
*Covered by the Report of the Special Group on Public Numbers and Expenditure Programmes, whose recommendations were taken into account.