Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (296)

Darren O'Rourke

Ceist:

296. Deputy Darren O'Rourke asked the Minister for Finance the estimated cost in 2021 of purchasing two extra mobile X-ray scanner trunks for the Revenue Commissioners. [27141/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I am advised by the Office of the Revenue Commissioners that it plans to purchase one new mobile container scanner in 2021 to replace one that has reached end-of-life.

It is expected that the total cost for the new scanner will be approximately €1.8m. Revenue has applied for a grant from OLAF (the European Anti-Fraud office) under the Hercule III Programme to fund up to 80% of the cost of this scanner.

Revenue has confirmed that the current number of mobile scanners meets its operational needs. This is kept under review, having regard to ongoing risk assessment and evolving operational needs.