129. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of staff working in the procurement area for major State infrastructure projects in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4582/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): Significant building projects arise in the main within agencies in the Justice and Equality sector rather than the Department itself, or are managed by the Office of Public Works on behalf of the Department and its agencies. I have requested the agencies under the remit of my Department to respond directly to the Deputy.