Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (301)

Jackie Healy-Rae

Question:

387 Mr. Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the steps he intends to take to ensure that a written account is given to verify the speed a vehicle was allegedly travelling when accused of breaking the speed limit by a garda using a handheld device while manning a speed check; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6850/04]

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

The matter referred to by the Deputy is an operational matter for the Garda Síochána and I have no role in it. However, I understand there is no such requirement under the Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2003. Any proposals to change the legislation would be a matter for my colleague, the Minister for Transport, Deputy Brennan.