179. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the details of the €32,330 capital allocation in the Prisons Division within his Department for 2019, that is, Vote 21 of the budget 2019 expenditure report by specific project in tabular form; the projects that will be commenced in 2019; the projects that will be completed in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44527/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The capital allocation for the Prisons Vote in 2019 comprises €32.3 million of which the redevelopment of the Limerick Prison will account for the majority of the expenditure. The allocation also includes other building/refurbishment works to be carried out across various locations within the Prison Estate. In addition this expenditure will include investment in Cell Windows, CCTV, Security and Fire Safety Systems. The balance of the allocation relates to investment in ICT and replacement vehicles for the Prisons Transport Fleet. Details of the proposed expenditure are included in the table below.
Proposed Capital Expenditure for 2019 – Irish Prison Service;

Limerick Prison Complex 19,500,000
Estate Wide Projects 10,830,000
ICT & Fleet Investment 2,000,000
Total Proposed Expenditure 32,330,000