Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (301)

Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

301. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to cost overruns on contracts within his Department with a value in excess of €10 million that came in more than 10% over budget in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; if so, the details of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8427/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

Capital projects in the Justice Sector are undertaken, in the main, by bodies under the aegis of the Department of Justice and Equality rather than by the Department itself, or are managed by the Office of Public Works on behalf of the Department and its Agencies.

I can confirm that there were no capital projects completed by my Department (that is, under Vote 24) in the period in question with a value in excess of €10 million. Therefore no such cost overruns were incurred by my Department.

I have requested that relevant agencies under the remit of my Department, and operating under a separate vote structure (An Garda Síochána, Irish Prison Service and Courts Service) respond directly to the Deputy.