Written answers

Thursday, 17 November 2022

Department of Justice and Equality

Budget 2023

Photo of Brendan HowlinBrendan Howlin (Wexford, Labour)
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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]

Photo of Helen McEnteeHelen McEntee (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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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.

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