299. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Justice the number of Garda patrol cars, patrol vans, motorcycles, bicycles and other vehicles in the Cork Garda divisions from 2017 to date, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38562/21]
Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): The Deputy will be aware that in accordance with the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána. The allocation of Garda resources is a matter for the Commissioner and his management team, in light of identified operational demands. This includes responsibility for the allocation of Garda vehicles. As Minister, I have no role in these matters. I am assured, however, that Garda management keeps the distribution of resources under continual review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities, to ensure their optimum use.
I am advised by the Garda authorities that the tables in the attachment to this answer set out the number of vehicles assigned to Cork Garda Divisions at 31 December 2017 up to 31 December 2020 and 30 June 2021, the latest date for which figures are available. Please note that the category 'others' refers to MPV, SUV, Minibus or Prisoner Conveyance Vehicles.