540. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for Justice the amount of funding which was set aside in Budget 2021 to purchase new Garda vehicles; the number of new Garda vehicle purchases that were electric vehicles; if not electric, the reason for not purchasing electric vehicles; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54594/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): I have contacted the Garda authorities for the information sought by the Deputy. Unfortunately, this report was not available in time and I will write to the Deputy directly once the information is to hand.