Dáil Éireann - Volume 653 - 08 May, 2008

Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.

Deputy Damien English asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the average time for payments to be made by her Department and by each agency affiliated to her Department to outside contractors for goods and services employed for each of the years 2004 to 2007 and to date in 2008 in tabular readable form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17382/08]

  Deputy Mary Hanafin: This Department makes approximately twenty three thousand payments to contractors annually in respect of goods and services. Additional payments are made by bodies under the aegis of the Department. Given the large number of payments made the information which the Deputy has requested is not readily available in my Department.

Question No. 318 withdrawn.