325. Deputy Brian Walsh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the amounts paid to companies or persons running direct provision centres in each year since the system was introduced in 1999 by recipient and by direct provision centre. [40282/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Readily available information requested by the Deputy in relation to commercial contracts are being checked and collated and I will arrange for it to be forwarded it to the Deputy in due course.
While the information in relation to State-owned centres is not readily available in the format sought by the Deputy, the Annual Reports of the Reception and Integration Agency from 2007 to 2013 provide a breakdown of yearly expenditure into the broad headings of 'Commercial', 'State-owned', 'Self-catering', 'Additional Costs', 'Transport' and 'Miscellaneous'. These Annual Reports are published on RIA's website -
In addition, RIA is scheduled to re-tender for these particular services shortly and It would not be appropriate to publish any additional information that could compromise the integrity of that tendering process.