Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Questions (98)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

98. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when handheld devices will be rolled out to the roads policing unit nationally; if the 2,000 devices will be operable by the end of 2019 as reported to the Committee of Public Accounts on 9 May 2019 by the Garda Commissioner; if not, if it will be the end of 2020 as reported to the Committee on Justice and Equality on 18 September 2019 by the Commissioner; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38972/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will appreciate, in accordance with the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for carrying on and managing and controlling generally the administration and business of An Garda Síochána. Further, the allocation of Garda resources is a matter for the Commissioner, in light of his identified operational demands.

I have requested additional information from the Garda authorities in relation to this matter and I will write directly to the Deputy when I receive it.