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475. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide a list in tabular form, of all Garda vehicles by vehicle type in each Garda district; the number of vehicles of each type that were retired from service in 2014; the number of new vehicles of each type that were introduced; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1758/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The provision and allocation of Garda transport is a matter for the Garda Commissioner in the light of identified operational circumstances and the availability of resources.
In that context, responsibility for the efficient deployment of Garda vehicles in each Division lies with the Divisional Officer, who may allocate vehicles between stations as required based on operational needs. The Deputy will appreciate that a degree of flexibility in allocating and re-allocating vehicles among stations is essential in order to effectively align resources with policing priorities and manage the Garda fleet efficiently. As a consequence, it is not possible to provide a breakdown of Garda vehicles precisely as requested by the Deputy.
However, details of the Garda fleet as of 31/12/2014 are being collated and will be issued directly to the Deputy.