Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (293, 294)

Clare Daly

Question:

293. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if all 999 calls to An Garda Síochána in the Dublin metropolitan area are archived for ten years; and, if not, the number of years for which they are archived. [9267/18]

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Clare Daly

Question:

294. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if metadata for all 999 calls to An Garda Síochána in the Dublin metropolitan area are archived for ten years; and if not, the number of years for which they are archived. [9268/18]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 293 and 294 together.

I have requested the information sought by the Deputy from the Garda Commissioner and when this is to hand, I will write to the Deputy directly.

I wish to make clear to the Deputy that the archiving of records, in this case metadata, is an operational matter for the Garda Commissioner. The control, direction and operation of An Garda Síochána is not subject to the powers of my office and these are limitations which must be respected.

The deferred reply under Standing Order 42A was forwarded to the Deputy.