Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (217)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

217. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount paid to contractors for information technology services by An Garda Síochána in each of the years 2009 to 2017; the contractors engaged; the amount paid; if the contractors engaged are subject to extensions of the original contract period; if he is satisfied that public procurement rules were adhered to fully when engaging contractors for ICT services over the period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13079/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The Deputy will appreciate that the management of the Garda Vote is the responsibility of the Garda Commissioner as the accounting officer for An Garda Síochána and, as Minister, I have no function in relation to the matter.

In this context, the Commissioner is fully accountable to the Public Accounts Committee and the Comptroller and Auditor General in relation the Garda Vote.

Unfortunately, in the time available, I am not in a position to provide the Deputy with the specific information sought. However, when this information has been compiled I will revert directly to the Deputy.