Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (658)

Colm Keaveney

Question:

658. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of vehicles allocated to the Loughrea district on 31 March 2012 and on 31 March 2013; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22391/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Decisions in relation to the provision and allocation of Garda vehicles are a matter for the Garda Commissioner in the light of her identified operational demands and the availability of resources.

Responsibility for the efficient deployment of Garda vehicles in each Division is assigned to the Divisional Officer, who may allocate vehicles between stations, as required by operational circumstances. The Deputy will appreciate that a degree of flexibility in allocating and re-allocating vehicles among stations, so as to best match the allocation of resources with policing priorities, is essential to the efficient management of the Garda fleet.

I am advised by the Garda authorities that the allocation of vehicles in the Loughrea District on 31 March 2012 and 31 March 2013 is as shown in the table.

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No. of vehicles at 31 March 2012

No. of vehicles at 31 March 2013

Loughrea District

6

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