93. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prison places, by prison, in 2016; the budget allocated to each prison with the comparative figures for 1996 and 2006; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15854/17]
Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I wish to inform the Deputy that the number of prison places available in each prison is set out in the following table for Year 2016:
|Establishment||Bed Capacity on 31st December 2016|
Individual prisons do not have a separate budget allocation. Instead each budget area is managed centrally by the appropriate Directorate in Irish Prison Service Headquarters. In 2016 the gross budget allocated to the Irish Prison Service was €332.058m, the equivalent figure in 2006 was €389.572m and in 1996 the equivalent figure was €150.997m (£118.920m).