Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Questions (219, 220, 221)

Patrick Nulty

Question:

219. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons employed by the Criminal Assets Bureau in each year from 2008 to date 2013. [41322/13]

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Patrick Nulty

Question:

220. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the annual budget of the Criminal Assets Bureau in each year from 2008 to 2013, inclusive. [41323/13]

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Patrick Nulty

Question:

221. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of cases against persons by the Criminal Assets Bureau in each year 2008 to 2013, inclusive. [41324/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 219 to 221, inclusive, together.

The resources provided to the Criminal Assets Bureau in terms of budget and staffing numbers for the period 2008-2013 inclusive are set out in table 1. Available data on the numbers of orders obtained under the Proceeds of Crime Act 1996 and 2005 and on the number of cases taken under the Revenue and Social Welfare remit of the Bureau for the period 2008-2013 to date is set out in tables 2-4 below. Further more detailed information concerning the operation of the Bureau is published in the Annual Reports of the Bureau which are made available at www.justice.ie and www.garda.ie.

Table 1: CAB Budget & Staff employed 2008-2013

Year

Budget Outturn

Staff employed

2013

€6,940,000 *

70**

2012

€6,410,000

70

2011

€6,673,000

70

2010

€6,531,000

68

2009

€6,877,000

69

2008

€7,509,000

68

* 2013 Budget allocation as per revised estimates

** 70 authorised (2 vacancies currently being filled) as at 1 October 2013.

Table 2 : Orders taken under the Proceeds of Crime Act 1996 and 2005 for the period 2008-2013

Description re Proceeds of Crime Acts

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013*

Interim orders under Section 2

24

17

14

6

16

N/A

Interlocutory Orders under Section 3 (1)

14

16

17

19

10

N/A

Variation Orders under Section 2 (3)

1

-

-

-

-

N/A

Variation Orders under Section 3 (3)

1

2

3

5

2

N/A

Disposal Orders under Section 4

2

7

-

8

7

N/A

Consent Disposal Orders under Section 4 (a)

11

9

12

15

5

N/A

Receivership Orders under Section 7

25

20

15

16

16

N/A

TOTALS

78

71

61

69

56

N/A

*Please note that figures for 2013 have yet to be compiled

Table 3 : No. of cases taken under the Revenue remit of CAB 2008-2013 to date

Description

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013 to date*

Cases taken under the Revenue remit

31

21

32

34

30

11

Table 4 : No. of cases taken under the Social Welfare remit of CAB 2008-2013 to date

Description

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013 to date*

Cases taken under the Social Welfare remit

13

28

34

27

28

30

* As at 1 October 2013