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472. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount spent on maintenance of An Garda Síochána vehicle fleet in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014. [1729/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Garda Commissioner is the Accounting Officer for the Garda Vote.
In that context, I am advised by the Garda authorities that the maintenance costs for the Garda fleet for the period 2012 - 2014, including spare parts, tyres and towing, are set out in the table below:

2012 2013 2014
10,703,431 12,752,325 11,131,267

The Deputy will be aware that I recently secured a further €10 million for investment in the Garda fleet of which €7 million was made available in 2014. This funding brings the total investment in the Garda fleet in 2014 to €11 million. The remaining €3 million is being made available for the purchase and fit out of additional Garda vehicles during 2015.