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307. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Justice the number of motorised vehicles in each Garda station in County Wexford by station and by vehicle type in each of the years from 2011 to date in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38918/21]

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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 table below sets out the number of vehicles assigned to the Wexford Division from 2011 up to including 30 June 2021, the latest date for which figures are available. For security reasons An Garda Síochána cannot provide vehicle allocations by Garda Station.

Garda Fleet Wexford Cars Vans Motorcycles 4 x 4 *Others Total
30/06/2021 53 8 2 2 0 65
31/12/2020 54 10 2 2 0 68
31/12/2019 48 11 1 2 0 62
31/12/2018 49 12 2 3 0 66
31/12/2017 50 10 1 1 0 62
31/12/2016 48 10 2 1 0 61
31/12/2015 41 8 2 1 0 52
31/12/2014 39 7 1 1 0 48
31/12/2013 29 7 2 2 0 40
31/12/2012 32 4 2 1 0 39
31/12/2011 39 4 4 2 0 49

*The category 'Others' refers to MPV, SUV, Minibus or Prisoner Conveyance Vehicles