Thursday, 17 November 2022
Department of Justice and Equality
260. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will set out the amount allocated in Budget 2023 to update ICT in her Department; the amounts to be allocated to updating the digitalisation needs relating to asylum, migration or border controls including Eurodac, SIS and VIS; if she will set out the expenditure on these issues in 2022; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57054/22]
The 2023 allocation for projected overall ICT Strategic expenditure for the Department of Justice Vote is approximately €23 million current and €10 million capital which includes additional allocation to fund the digitalisation of a range of ICT services.
While these figures are not broken down by the categories outlined by the Deputy, digitalisation needs relating to immigration and international protection are a significant component of this expenditure across a number of categories of expenditure including hardware, software and professional services.
My Department's ICT related expenditure year to date (end of October) in 2022 is in the region of €14.5m.