Dáil Éireann - Volume 576 - 10 December, 2003

Written Answers. - Consultancy Contracts.

  260. Mr. Gilmore asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the total amount of expenditure on consultancy by his Department in 2000, 2001 and 2002; the numbers of consultants engaged by his Department in those years; the steps which have been taken to reduce the expenditure on consultancy and the reliance on consultants by his Department in these years and for the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30277/03]

[1654]  Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Éamon Ó Cuív):I refer the Deputy to my reply to an identical question, Question No. 460, from Deputy Seán Ryan on 18 November 2003.