Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Questions (134)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

134. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide in tabular form the number of Garda cars attached to each individual Garda station in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28610/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will be aware the provision and allocation of Garda vehicles is 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. As a consequence it is not fully practicable to provide a breakdown of Garda vehicles by each individual Garda station.

In that context, I am advised by the Garda authorities that the number of Garda vehicles by District within the Donegal Division at the end of June 2013, is set out in the table below:

District

Vehicles

Ballyshannon District

18

Buncrana District

10

Letterkenny District

21

Milford District

12