Thursday, 26 February 2004

Questions (103)

Pat Breen

Question:

102 Mr. P. Breen asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform his views on the need for town councils to supplement the work of the Garda; by engaging security personnel; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6293/04]

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

I have been informed by the Garda authorities who are responsible for the detailed allocation of resources including personnel, that it is their view that there is no need for town councils to supplement the work of the Garda Síochána.

I have been further informed that Garda management is satisfied with current policing arrangements. These policing arrangements are quite separate from any arrangements put in place by any local authority to deal with estate management or other related issues within its remit.