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705. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Justice the estimated amount spent by her Department on the procurement, purchase and rent of new office space; and the amount spent on the procurement, purchase and rent of office equipment in each of the past ten years and to date in 2021. [51108/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): The majority of properties occupied by my Department are owned or leased on its behalf by the Office of Public Works (OPW). Information in respect of buildings/office accommodation leased directly for office space for my Department which are paid for from the Justice vote within the time range are set out in tabular form below.

 Year   Cost
2011 691,080
2012 691,080
2013 691,080
2014 691,080
2015 779,080
2016 723,080
2017 698,200
2018 871,065
2019 1,244,097
2020 1,417,247
2021 1,105,202


 The amount spent on the procurement, purchase and rent of office equipment in the time range are set out in tabular form below. This includes computers, laptops and IT hardware.
 Year   Cost
2011    677,807
2012    636,778
2013    2,335,901
2014    2,078,502
2015    2,921,163
2016    2,220,958
2017    1,690,852
2018    1,563,978
2019    2,680,413
2020    1,215,418
2021    1,210,823