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Community Service Orders

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 22 May 2013

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Ceisteanna (204)

Pádraig MacLochlainn

Ceist:

204. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the estimated cost of every person on community service on a hourly and weekly basis. [24717/13]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The Probation Service is currently undertaking an updated study of community service costs which will include identifying the average hourly and daily costs. However, based on 2010 figures, I can inform the Deputy that the average cost of a Community Service Order was €2,200. The average number of hours worked was approximately 150. It should be noted that the maximum number of hours allowed for by the Criminal Justice (Community Service) Act, 1983 is 240.

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