Dáil Éireann - Volume 603 - 31 May, 2005
Written Answers. - Computerisation Programme.
Mr. Ring Mr. Ring
252. Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the cost of the recently installed machine in the passport office; and the amount it has cost so far to repair this machine every time it has broken down. [17890/05]
Mr. D. Ahern Mr. D. Ahern
Mr. D. Ahern: As I indicated to the Deputy in reply to a previous question, the passport office is currently implementing a new system for processing passport applications. This includes a new, more secure passport booklet. As part of the overall project, specialised production equipment has been purchased for this purpose at a cost of approximately €8 million. The cost of maintenance of the production machines to date has been covered by the support and maintenance arrangements for the entire system and no additional costs have been incurred.
Dáil Éireann 603 Written Answers. Computerisation Programme.