Thomas P. BroughanCeist:
172. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of test purchases carried out by gardaí in the R and J districts under the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008 in 2017 and to date in 2018, in tabular form; the frequency with which these test purchases are carried out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40882/18] Amharc ar fhreagra
I have sought a report from the Garda authorities on this matter and I will contact the Deputy directly when the information is to hand.
The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 42A
I refer to parliamentary question No. 172 of 9 October 2018. The Deputy will recall that I undertook to contact him again once an update from An Garda Síochána on this matter was received.
I am now advised that records on PULSE indicate that there have been no test purchase operations conducted in the Coolock and Raheny Districts in 2017 and to date in 2018. Information is correct as at 31 October 2018.