Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (310)

James Browne

Question:

310. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if each capital application to his Department for An Garda Síochána projects in County Wexford will be provided; the type and extent of each application; the status of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9413/18]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Deputy will appreciate that the programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the Office of Public Works, which has the responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation.

This includes identifying and progressing any necessary remedial or refurbishment works required at individual stations. As Minister, I have no direct role in these matters.

The Deputy will be aware, however, that the new Divisional Garda Headquarters in Wexford is now fully operational having been opened on 22 September 2017.

I have asked the Garda Commissioner for the specific information requested by the Deputy and will revert directly to him when it is to hand.

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