Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (138)

Carol Nolan

Question:

138. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Finance the number of staff assigned to the Revenue Commissioners' enforcement units at all airports here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7891/21]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that as an integrated tax and customs administration, it deploys resources based on evolving business needs and to tackle any risks as they emerge.

Revenue staff at airports are deployed to a range of trade facilitation, service delivery and enforcement duties. Resources are deployed having regard to changing and evolving passenger and freight movements and the overall risk assessment arising in relation to such movements. At present there are over 220 Revenue staff assigned to our airports.

I am advised that Revenue continues to review and adjust staff deployment in response to business needs, including those arising from the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU).