Dáil Éireann - Volume 618 - 27 April, 2006

Written Answers. - Consultancy Contracts.

Ms O. Mitchell asked the Minister for Transport the cost of the consulting contracts awarded in connection with the proposed break-up of Aer Rianta; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15870/06]

  Mr. Cullen: Two consultancies have been awarded in connection with the restructuring of the three State airports. Both consultancies were awarded following public tender processes, in accordance with EU public procedures, and the details are as follows:

[1117] Consortium

Nature of Consultancy

Commenced

Status

Cost to date (including VAT)

Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Matheson Ormsby Prentice and Steer Davies Gleave

Advice on the restructuring of the State airports and the State Airports Act 2004.

2003

Completed 2004

€1.84 million

Pricewaterhouse Coopers with SH&E

Advice to Minister for Transport and Minister for Finance on State airports’ business plans and related matters.

2005

Not yet completed

€162,612