324. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his Department's capital allocation in each of the years 2018 to 2022; and the areas to which funds will be allocated in each of those years. [9523/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The capital allocation for the Justice Vote Group over the period 2018 to 2022,  as published in the recent National Development Plan, is as follows:

Year Allocation - € million
2018 145
2019 241
2020 230
2021 208
2022 216 
Total 1,040

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 completion of Divisional Headquarters in Galway and Kevin Street, Dublin together with 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 provincial cities and county towns.