Thursday, 4 November 2004

Questions (173)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

170 Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will report on the full and final cost to the State of the Garda security operations in relation to the June 2004 US presidential visit during the US-EU Summit. [27655/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

I am informed by the Garda authorities that it is not yet possible to provide a full and final cost of the Garda policing arrangements relating to the US presidential visit in June 2004, as a small number of claims and suppliers' invoices remain outstanding. However, I am also informed that, as at 31 October, 2004, the cost of the Garda policing arrangements relating to the visit of the US President was €7.703 million.