Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (439)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

439. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 150 of 19 February 2014, if she will provide an update on whether the technical and administrative arrangements required to bring section 44 of the Road Traffic Act 2010 into effect are now in progress; the timeline for the implementation of these required technical and administrative arrangements; if An Garda Síochána has provided an estimate to her Department of the projected cost of updating its systems in order for section 44 to be commenced; if she will report on the contents of this estimate and the items included therein; and if it has been agreed that the necessary funding will be allocated to An Garda Síochána to pay for the update of its system. [24508/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the examination of the substantial technical and administrative arrangements required to effectively implement section 44 of the Road Traffic Act 2010 is ongoing. An outline implementation plan, with costings, is being prepared by An Garda Síochána, and will be considered as part of the work of the Criminal Justice (Fixed Charge Processing System) Working Group.