Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Department of Health
Health Services Expenditure
To ask the Minister for Health the total cost of rents paid by the Health Service Executive and his Department for the period 2010 to 2012 inclusive; if he will provide a breakdown of same by year, HSE region and purpose of expenditure [40728/12]
Management of the Health Service Executive property portfolio is a service matter. Therefore your question has been referred to the Executive for direct reply.
In relation to my Department, the position with regard to the total cost of rents paid for the period 2010 to 2012 inclusive is as follows:
2012 to end September
Irish Life Building
Irish Life Building, Block D: Formerly accommodated the Office of the Disability Appeals Officer. This office is now located within my Department’s Headquarters.
1 Ormond Quay Lower: Formerly accommodated the Irish Council for Bioethics. This lease was signed by the Council when it was still a separate corporate entity. As part of the winding up of this entity, my Department absorbed the staff on a secondment basis and took on the lease on Ormond Quay.
My Department is actively seeking an alternative use for these premises for the remainder of their leases.