283. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of vehicles allocated to each Garda divisional drugs unit in 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39770/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will appreciate, decisions in relation to the provision and allocation of Garda vehicles across the various Garda divisions are a matter for the Commissioner in light of his identified operational demands and the availability of resources. As Minister, I have no direct role in that matter.
I have asked the Garda Commissioner for the specific information requested and when it is received I will write directly to the Deputy.