Dáil Éireann - Volume 499 - 27 January, 1999
Written Answers. - Social Spending.
Mr. C. Lenihan Mr. C. Lenihan
475. Mr. C. Lenihan asked the Minister for Finance the plans, if any, he has to review the effectiveness of social spending. [1068/99]
Mr. McCreevy Mr. McCreevy
Minister for Finance (Mr. McCreevy): I assure the Deputy that the effectiveness of social spending is reviewed as a matter of course within my Department in the context of the Estimates and budgetary processes. In addition, the progressive implementation of a comprehensive programme of expenditure reviews across Departments, now being established under the Strategic Management Initiative, means that all spending programmes will become the subject of regular evaluation.
Dáil Éireann 499 Written Answers. Social Spending.