544. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda vehicles within the force in each of the past ten years by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19802/19]


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 the light of his identified operational demands and the availability of resources. As Minister, I have no direct role in that matter.
I have requested the relevant information from the Commissioner and I will write to the Deputy directly when I receive it.