Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (495, 496)

Joan Collins

Question:

495. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the total amount spent on outsourced security services in the Court Services for 2012; and if he will provide details of the companies providing these services. [9910/13]

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Joan Collins

Question:

496. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the total amount spent on outsourced cleaning services in the Court Services for 2012; and if he will provide details of the companies providing these services.; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9911/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 495 and 496 together.

As the Deputy is aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions, including the provision and maintenance of accommodation for court sittings. I have had inquiries made in order to be of assistance to the Deputy. I have been informed by the Courts Service that expenditure in 2012 on outsourced security and cleaning services on all court venues, excluding the Dublin Criminal Courts of Justice Complex, was as set out in the following tables:

Security Services (2012 expenditure)

G4S Secure Solutions (IRE) Ltd

€940,981

Pinnacle Security Group

€22,772

Synergy Security Solutions Ltd

€5,874

Securikey Limited

€1,839

Screen Guard Ireland Ltd

€1,073

S-Security Group Ltd

€610

Morbury Ltd T/A Top Security

€572

Total Expenditure

€973,721

Cleaning Services (2012 expenditure)

G4S Support Services (Ireland) Ltd

€1,011,039

Grosvenor Cleaning Services Ltd

€286,543

OCS One Complete Solution Ltd

€237,708

Payments to County Councils

€43,279

The Cleaning Corporation Ltd

€20,594

Emerald Facility Services

€15,384

Noonan Services Group

€12,979

Albert Maintenance Services

€5,512

Martin Reilly

€4,872

Navscan Property Services Ltd

€792

Garvin Cleaning

€454

Woods Environmental Services,

€170

Ever Kleen

€141

Reflections Cleaning Services

€50

Total Expenditure

€1,639,517

The county council payments refers to payments to various county councils in relation to cleaning costs. Security and cleaning services for the Criminal Courts of Justice are provided as part of the overall PPP contract and form part of the monthly unitary payment charge of approximately €21.4 million (including VAT) per annum over a 25-year period. The PPP payment includes provision for structural maintenance and operation of certain services within the Criminal Courts of Justice.