Written Answers. - Garda Equipment.

Noel Davern

Question:

41 Mr. Davern asked the Minister for Justice whether members of the Garda Síochána have been issued with whistles; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9146/97]

I understand from the Garda authorities that all members of An Garda Síochána are issued with whistles as part of their basic uniform kit. There is a supply difficulty at the moment which only affects student gardaí who are always accompanied by a member of the force. It is hoped that the supply difficulty will be addressed shortly.