QUESTION NO: 131
* To ask the Minister for Defence the extent to which he expects to be in a position to meet any requirements of upgrading the facilities throughout the Defence Forces in the coming year; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
– Bernard J. Durkan.
* For WRITTEN answer on Thursday, 25th June, 2015.
Ref No: 25605/15 Proof: 144
Minister for Defence (Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D.):
The Department is engaged in an ongoing Building and Engineering (B&E) Program me designed to maintain, modernise and enhance the training, operational and accommodation facilities required by the Defence Forces.
In addition to the major capital projects, there are ongoing minor works required to ensure the upkeep and repair of buildings and provide facilities generally for personnel. Funding for these works is provided through the Current provision.