132. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the date on which it was decided to publish the capital plan and the National Development Plan 2018-2027 in the same document; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14892/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): I presume the Deputy is referring to the National Development Plan (NDP) and the National Planning Framework (NPF) which, following a special Cabinet meeting at the Institute of Technology in Sligo, were launched as Project Ireland 2040 on 16 February 2018. The Government decided on 6 September 2017 that the NDP would be published in conjunction with the NPF.