Written Answers. - Military Protection Costs.

Jim O'Keeffe

Question:

30 Mr. J. O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Defence the annual cost of providing military protection for the movement of moneys around the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

The estimated direct additional cost, excluding pay, in respect of the Defence Forces of providing assistance to the Garda Síochána in protecting movements of cash in 1992 was £1.67 million.