Dáil Éireann - Volume 687 - 08 July, 2009

Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.

Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the cost of public advertising funded by his Department in 2009; the breakdown between statutory and non-statutory; the corresponding figure for each agency under the control of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28414/09]

  Deputy Eamon Ryan: The detail requested by the Deputy is contained in the following table.

Division

Details of Adverts

Cost (incl VAT)

Statutory/Non-statutory

Oil Supply

Iris Oifigiúil — SI 09/059 European Communities (Internal Market in Electricity) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

53.00

Statutory

Oil Supply

Iris Oifigiúil — SI 09/214 NORA (Returns & Levy) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

42.00

Statutory

Gas (Corporate)

Publication of BGÉ Board Member in Iris Oifigiuil

20.00

Statutory

Broadcasting Policy

Advertising of Major Events Coverage

3,145.21

Statutory

Energy Efficiency and Affordability Division

Advertising of public notice in Iris Oifigiúil for SI No. 76 of 2009

53.00

Statutory

Inland Fisheries

Advertising of Bye-laws and Statutory Instruments

14,280.00

Statutory

EMD

Public notices in connection with the grant of prospecting licences

14,416.00

Statutory

Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Publication in Iris Oifiguil of SI 226 of 2009 — European Communities (Internal Market in Electricity) Regs. 2009

64.00

Statutory

Corporate Services (SCU)

Advertising in the Independent for public consultation on the External Customer Charter

752.33

Non-statutory

PAD

Advertising in connection with the North West Mayo Forum

1,419.50

Non-Statutory

PAD

Notice of intention to grant a Petroleum Prospecting Licence to Lansdowne Celtic Sea Ltd.

1,552.92

Statutory

PAD

Notice of intention to grant a Petroleum Prospecting Licence to TGS-Nopec Geophysical Company ASA

2,355.73

Statutory

[1033] Deputy Leo Varadkar asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the amount spent by his Department on legal fees directly to lawyers or through the State Solicitor’s Office for each of the years 2006, 2007 and 2008; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28462/09]

  Deputy Eamon Ryan: The identification of records prior to January 2007 cannot be facilitated without undue commitment of staff resources and administrative costs. However, if the Deputy has a question in relation to a specific item I will make appropriate enquiries. Expenditure by the bodies under the aegis of the Department is a day to day operational issue for those bodies and is a matter for them. The following table contains details of legal costs for my Department in 2007 and 2008.

Year

Cost

2007

702,065.00

2008

2,157,807.94

I would point out that these figures include the cost of necessary legal advice in relation to important procurement activity undertaken by my Department. They also include legal costs arising from the Moriarty Tribunal.