Dáil Éireann - Volume 475 - 05 March, 1997

Written Answers. - Departmental Reports.

256. Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications the number of reports or studies which have been commissioned by him since his appointment; the cost of each report in each case; whether the report has been made publicly available; and if not the reason therefor. [6120/97]

257. Mr. B. Ahern asked the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications the number of consultants' reports commissioned by his Department since he took office; the number which have been completed; and the cost to date. [6136/97]

Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications (Mr. Dukes): I propose taking Questions Nos. 256 and 257 together.

The information requested by the Deputies is contained in the following schedule.

Title of Contract

Consultants

Cost Inclusive of VAT (IRL£)

Status of Report

1. Strategic Management Initiative — Facilitator

Dr. Eddie Molloy

Project estimated to cost up to £60,000 over the next two years.

Work initiated

For internal use only

2. Socio-Economic Cost Benefit Analysis of proposed Biomass fuelled electricity generating station

ERM Economics

£21,750

Draft Report completed

For internal use only

3. Study in connection with Aer Rianta's overseas investment

KPMG

£8,470

Report completed

For internal use only

[1919][1920]4. Kilbreckan Calcite Development

CAAS (Environmental Services) Ltd.

£2,500

Report completed

For internal use only

5. Documentation of Data Procedures for the International Fund for Ireland — Border Counties Geological Project

Ms Suzanne Tynan

£2,070

Work currently in progress

6. Synopsis for Minister on issues relating to the Dublin light rail project

Mr. Maurice Doyle

Final figure to be determined but below £10,000

For internal use only

7. Management Consultancy on quality service and effectiveness

Hay Management Consultants Ltd.

£5,500

Work currently in progress.

For internal use only