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329. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the cost incurred by An Garda Síochána to pay for storage of seized vehicles in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44868/19]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that as the Accounting Officer for the Garda Vote, the Commissioner is responsible for managing and controlling the administration and business of the organisation.
I am informed by the Commissioner that the costs incurred by An Garda Síochána for the storage of seized vehicles are set out in the following table.

Year Spend
2016 €4,481,934
2017 €5,757,420
2018 €6,171,075
2019* €4,643,497

*figures as of 25/10/2019