Written answers

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Budget 2019

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Dublin West, Labour)
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165. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the Departments, agencies and individual votes the €0.3 billion in carryover costs due to measures introduced in budget 2019 as outlined in the recent SES will be allocated to in tabular form; if the sums are already accounted for in the expenditure ceilings for each specific Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30277/19]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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Carryover costs for 2020 are set out in Table 7 on page 43 of Expenditure Report 2019. These costs relate to current expenditure measures introduced in Budget 2019 which have further cost implications for 2020. These costs are set out in the table.

Carryover Impact of Certain Budget 2019 Current Expenditure Measures

Department Impact in 2020 (€m)
Employment Affairs and Social Protection – Gross Cost of Social Welfare Package135
Education – Funding for New Measures26
Justice – Funding for Garda Reform, including Recruitment50
Health – Funding for New Measures55
Housing – Gross Cost of HAP45
Total Additional Cost in 2020 311

As is usual, carryover costs will be reassessed as part of the Estimates 2020 process and allocated to specific Ministerial ceilings in Budget 2020.


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