Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (216)

Michael McGrath

Question:

216. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Finance the net cost to the Revenue Commissioners of maintenance, security and related expenditure on homes, vehicles, ships or other items seized by the Revenue Commissioners minus their subsequent sale proceeds, if applicable, in each of the years 2011 to 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13463/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that the net costs of storing, maintaining and disposing of seized goods for the years 2011 to 2018 are set out in the following table.

The figures include employee salaries, transport, security and other day to day expenditure, but exclude rental costs for the State Warehouse and any other related expenses incurred by the Office of Public Works.

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

€1,204,872

€990,660

€1,004,173

€1,000,255

€900,024

€1,051,591

€1,061,248

€991,020

Also during this period, a total of 68 seized vehicles were appropriated for State use; 46 to Revenue, 18 to An Garda Síochána and 4 to the Defence Forces. This represents notional saving to the State of €1.3 million approximately.