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94. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the total Exchequer allocation to provide prison placements in each of the years 1995, 2005 and 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15855/17]

Answer

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that the total gross exchequer allocation to provide prison placements in 2015 was €332.182m. The equivalent figure in 2005 was €353.557m and in 1995 was €127.638m (£100.502m).