I propose to take Questions Nos. 149 to 151 inclusive together.
I am informed by the Garda authorities that the personnel strength, all ranks, of the Carlow/Kildare division as at the 9 March 2004 was 325. The numbers of gardaí attached to drug units in the Carlow/Kildare division is ten, all ranks. I am further informed that there were 61 seminars/talks on the dangers of illegal substances given by the Garda Síochána in the Carlow/Kildare division in 2003.
All gardaí in the Carlow/Kildare division have a responsibility,inter alia, for illegal substance detection. It has not been possible in the timeframe allowed to compile the information requested by the Deputy about the number of persons arrested for illegal drug misuse or sale and the amount of illegal substances apprehended by the gardaí in the Kildare/Carlow division. I will revert to the Deputy as soon as the information is made available to me.