Sinn Féin Chair of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Michaela Boyle MLA, (West Tyrone) has welcomed the publication of the Audit Office report into the management of the Central Government Office Estate (CGOE) properties.
Michaela Boyle said:
“I welcome the publication of this report. In the present climate of economic stress it is particularly important that we ensure that all public funds being spent are done so very judiciously to ensure value for money.
“We will study the report very carefully and take on board any recommendations that we find offers a way to eliminate any waste that may have been identified.
“CGOE properties are spread across the 6 counties with control exercised by relevant Departments. I concur with the observation in the report that more ambitious and strategic planning and efficiency targets need to be set and sharing of floor space between Departments must be given serious consideration in order to maximise value for money potential.”