Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (173)

Dessie Ellis

Question:

173. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Finance the amount or percentage of the moneys seized or raised through the confiscation of assets, and which is returned to the Revenue Commissioners as stated by the CAB, that is ring-fenced or returned to the local communities most affected by criminal activity; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32230/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that the amount of monies returned to them by the Criminal Assets Bureau over the 10-year period 2009 to 2018 was €31,804,675. I am further advised that Revenue’s role is confined to accounting for and lodging these funds to the Exchequer. The other aspects of the Deputy’s question are a matter for the CAB and/or the Minister for Justice and Equality.