Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Dáil Éireann Debate
44. Deputy Damien English asked the Minister for Defence the justification for the increase from €36,000 to €100,000 in printing, binding and stationery services provided for in subhead 5 of the Estimates for defence and Army pensions recently published; if this increase is intended to reflect once-off costs or recurring costs in future years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29947/10]
Minister for Defence (Deputy Tony Killeen): The amount provided for printing, binding and stationery services in subhead A5 of the 2009 Defence estimate was €70,000 while actual expenditure was €36,000. Expenditure in 2009 was kept to the absolute minimum in line with the requirement to reduce public expenditure wherever possible.
The corresponding amount provided in the 2010 Estimate is €100,000, and includes provision for additional once-off printing and stationery costs that will arise in the context of the Department’s decentralisation to Newbridge, County Kildare.
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