Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (498)

Joan Collins


498. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the total amount spent on outsourced cleaning services in the Garda civilian section for 2012; and if he will provide details of the companies providing these services. [9913/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Garda Commissioner is the Accounting Officer for the Garda Vote. In that context, I am informed by the Garda authorities that their financial records do not distinguish between cleaning services provided in respect of premises occupied by civilian staff and other premises utilised by the Force. In the circumstances, the information sought by the Deputy is not readily available and the Garda authorities have advised that the extraction of the relevant data would require a disproportionate amount of Garda resources.