Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Questions (524)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

524. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the number of gardaí who successfully completed the standard and advanced motorcycle course in 2019 and to date in 2020; the duration of each course; and when the next standard and advanced motorcycle course will commence. [31174/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will appreciate, the Garda Commissioner is responsible under the provisions of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 for the management and administration of the Garda organisation. This responsibility includes decisions on distribution of resources and personnel. As Minister, I have no direct role in these matters.

I am advised by the Garda Commissioner that the Standard Motorcycle Training is 4 weeks in duration whilst the Advanced Motorcycle Training is 2 weeks in duration. Training is currently suspended due to the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Please see attached, in tabular form, the information requested as provided by the Garda Commissioner:

Year

Standard Motorcycle Course

Advanced Motorcycle Course

Numbers Trained

2020

Nil

Nil

Nil

2019

Nil

13 courses

30