Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (279)

Jan O'Sullivan

Ceist:

279. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount of funding allocated for the building programme of An Garda Síochána under the Capital Plan 2016 to 2021; the amount spent in each of the years 2016 to 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7945/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The Deputy will appreciate that, in accordance with the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner is the Accounting Officer for An Garda Síochána and is responsible for carrying on and managing and controlling generally the administration and business of An Garda Síochána including the allocating of funding within An Garda Síochána.

Further, the programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation is progressed by the Garda authorities working in close cooperation with the Office of Public Works (OPW), which has responsibility for the provision and maintenance of Garda accommodation.

I have asked the Garda Commissioner for the information requested and when it is received I will write directly to the Deputy.