542. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his Department's capital allocation in each of the years 2019 to 2023; and the areas to which funds will be allocated in each of those years. [25575/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The capital allocation for the Justice Votes Group over the period 2019 to 2022, as published in the recent National Development Plan, is as follows (details for 2023 are yet to be finalised):

Year Allocation

€ million

2019 241
2020 230
2021 208
2022 216
Total 895

The precise breakdown of the budget across the votes and various projects will be dependent on the outcome of procurement competitions and the timing of expenditure but in broad terms the funding will mainly be allocated to the following areas:
- Construction of the new Forensic Science Laboratory;
- Garda Síochána Building and Refurbishment Programme including replacement of the Harcourt Street Complex;
- Garda ICT Programme including completion of the implementation of Schengen Information system;
- Continuing Investment in the Garda Fleet;
- Prisons, Courts and Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service ICT investment;
- Prison Building Programme including the redevelopment of Limerick Prison;
- New or refurbished courthouses in a number of regional cities and county towns. Question No. 543 answered with Question No. 483.