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Written Answers. - Departmental Consultancies.

Wednesday, 28 February 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 462 No. 3

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 132. Mr. D. Ahern Information on Dermot Ahern Zoom on Dermot Ahern  asked the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications Information on Michael Lowry Zoom on Michael Lowry  the individual consultancies being carried out by his Department; the cost involved in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4602/96]

Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications (Mr. Lowry): Information on Michael Lowry Zoom on Michael Lowry The information sought is in the following schedule:

Department of Transport, Energy and Communications Consultancies being carried out

Name Nature of Consultancy Cost inc. Vat  
Goodbody Assessment of applications received by D/TE&C for EU funds under the Interreg Programme 1994-99 6,776  
National Economic Research Associates Denton Hall Arthur Andersen Advise the Minister on matters arising in the restructuring of the Electricity Industry 708,000 (estimated)
Combustion Systems Inc.¹ Advise the Minister in relation to the Peat Fired Power Station competition 120,000 (estimated)
Morgan Stanley & Co Ltd Skadden Arps & Slate Meagher & SloM Arthur D Little Advice on Telecom Strategic Alliance 4,169,500  
Price Waterhouse Advise Department on the charging methodolgy and other conditions re granting of 3rd party access to the Irish Natural Gas Network 69,861  
Liam OhAlmhain & Associates Represent the Department on the Gas Technical Standards Committee (GTSC) and the European Standards Organisation (CEC) 44,220  
Knight Piesold & Partners Evaluation of Environment Impact Assessment Statements for the proposed development of the lead/zinc mine at Lisheen, Co. Tipperary 80,000 (estimated)
[819][820]RTZ Consultants Evaluation of Ore reserves and of development costs of proposed development of the lead/zinc mine at Lisheen, County Tipperary 29,000 (estimated)
KPMG Assisting the Department with the introduction of a system of Accruals-based Accounting 72,600  
West Coast Basin and East and South Coast Basin Geophysicists 35,090 2 projects
Drilling Engineer Petroleum Engineers 4,840  
Reservoir/Production Engineer Petroleum Engineers 17,000  
  Reservoir Specialist Engineering 8,500  
  Geologist 7,700  
De Courcy Nyland Facilitator in MET Service Strategic Management Initiative exercise 10,807  
  IT Unit 43,257  
Bill O'Herlihy Communications Media Advice 60,500  

1. Omitted in error from a written reply on 20 February 1996 to Parliamentary Question 3801/96, put by Deputy Séamus Brennan. This fact has been notified to the Deputy.

2. This figure is based on an agreed programme for work and timetable relating to the alliance process. It incorporates all expenses associated with the advisory assignment.

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