Thursday, 29 January 2004

Questions (136)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

133 Ms Shortall asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform when the promised computer system for penalty points will be in operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2139/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

The gardaí are working in partnership with Fujitsu Consulting to develop and implement the fixed charge processing system, which provides for the computerisation of the Garda element of penalty points processing. It also provides for integration with the Courts Service and Department of Environment and Local Government systems.

The gardaí have indicated that the electronic system is planned to commence in Quarter 2 of 2004, initially by way of pilot, and that the full range of offences can be implemented on completion of the pilot.

Question No. 134 answered with QuestionNo. 27.