Dáil Éireann - Volume 672 - 28 January, 2009
Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.
Deputy Denis Naughten Deputy Denis Naughten
Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Finance the annual cost of printing reports by his Department and agencies under the control of his Department; the corresponding figure for annual reports; the cost of posting these reports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2541/09]
Deputy Brian Lenihan Deputy Brian Lenihan
Deputy Brian Lenihan: In general my Department prints its reports in-house and in most cases these reports are also published on the Department’s website. In  some cases however, it may be decided to outsource the printing due to the volume of printing required to produce the report. In 2008 the European Regional Development Fund Financial Control Unit annual report was printed externally at a cost of €8,450 and the postage costs associated with the distribution of this report amounted to €945.70.
From time to time copies of reports printed-in-house are distributed through the postal system. No separate record is kept of the postal charges in these instances. In regards to the bodies under the remit of my Department, the table gives the details requested by the Deputy in relation to reports printed in 2008.
I have been informed by the Office of Public Works that they are currently collating the information required by the Deputy and will forward it to the Deputy as soon as it is available.
Dáil Éireann 672 Written Answers. Departmental Expenditure.