The review by the independent assessor into the procurement process for the National Broadband Plan will be brought to cabinet tomorrow by Minister for Communications Richard Bruton.

The report, by auditor Peter Smyth, was delivered to the Government last week and was reviewed by the Attorney General Séamus Woulfe.

It was also sent to the parties mentioned in the report.

Mr Smyth was asked to perform a review of the tendering process after Denis Naughten resigned as minister for communications last month.

His resignation came after it emerged that he had met the businessman David McCourt, who is leading the only remaining bid for the National Broadband contract.

Mr Naughten had met him on a number of occasions while the procurement process was continuing.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced the review following Mr Naughten's resignation.

Announcing his resignation, Mr Naughten told the Dáil "The fact is that as minister I have to meet investors, whether it is in the telecoms or energy or any other sector.

"These are the people who provide jobs in this country.

"That is the context in which I had meetings with Mr McCourt and that is how it should be seen."

Mr Naughten said he was "absolutely satisfied" that there was no interference in the procurement process by him

In the Dáil last week, Mr Varadkar stated the review would be published, but that some parts of it may be redacted for reasons of commercial sensitivity.