Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (274)

Jim O'Callaghan


274. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the projects which have been delayed as a result of cost overruns at the national children’s hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7791/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

No projects in the Justice and Equality sector have been delayed for the reasons referred to. It has been agreed with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform to re-profile an amount of €10 million in capital expenditure for the construction of the new Forensic Science Laboratory from 2019 until 2020/21 based on an assessment by OPW of procurement and expenditure timelines. The funding is not being withdrawn but rather re-profiled to when it is needed. No delay or rescheduling of the project arises as a consequence.