Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Ceisteanna (131, 132)

Michael McGrath

Ceist:

131. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí that have graduated in the fraud and e-crime investigation postgraduate certificate in UCD; the number undertaking the course at present; the cost to An Garda Síochána in 2017 and to date in 2018 of running the qualification and sending gardaí to study the course; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27046/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Michael McGrath

Ceist:

132. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí that graduated in 2017 in the fraud and e-crime investigation postgraduate certificate in UCD; the number that have assumed roles in the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau and the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau; the number that have been assigned to regular Garda posts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27047/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 131 and 132 together.

As you will appreciate, it is the Garda Commissioner who has statutory responsibility for carrying on and managing and controlling generally the administration and business of An Garda Síochána including training and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter

The information requested by the Deputy cannot be provided in the time available. I have requested the information sought from the Garda Commissioner and I will write to the Deputy on receipt of same.

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