Thursday, 8 March 2018

Questions (227, 228, 229)

Jim O'Callaghan

Question:

227. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the cost of providing technology (details supplied) to An Garda Síochána; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11659/18]

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Jim O'Callaghan

Question:

228. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí trained in the use of technology (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11660/18]

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Jim O'Callaghan

Question:

229. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the cost of training gardaí in the use of technology (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11661/18]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 227 to 229, inclusive, together.

The Deputy will be aware that the allocation and management of Garda resources, including the allocation of funding for specialist units and specialist equipment, is the responsibility of the Garda Commissioner having due regard to his operational needs. As Minister, I have no role in the matter. For the Deputy's information, the budget allocated to An Garda Síochána in 2018 is €1.65 billion.

I have asked the Garda Commissioner for the specific information requested and will revert to the Deputy when a response has been received.

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