Written Answers. - Garda Síochána Reserve Force.

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

140 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform his proposals for a voluntary Garda reserve force; when he expects the force to take up duty; the powers likely to be conferred on such a force; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17301/03]

The establishment of a Garda Síochána reserve force is one of a number of measures I am considering in the preparation of comprehensive proposals which I will submit shortly to Government in relation to the Garda Síochána.