Written Answers. - Garda Stations.

Emmet Stagg

Question:

496 Mr. Stagg asked the Minister for Finance the discussions, if any, he has had with Kildare County Council in relation to the provision of a Garda station at Newtown, Leixlip; the timeframe for the design, tendering and construction of the station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1469/99]

Kildare County Council has agreed that a new Garda station can be built on the site of the existing library building in Leixlip as part of a joint development, which will also include a new library, civic offices and community centre. The council will seek the sanction of the Department of the Environment and Local Government to the project shortly.

The timetable for the project will be drawn up in consultation with the council. I would like to assure the Deputy that there will be no undue delays from my office in the construction of the new Garda station.