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142. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of marked and unmarked Garda cars and marked and unmarked Garda vans in the Garda R and J districts in the years 2013, 2014 and to date in 2015. [2940/15]

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 her identified operational requirements and the availability of resources. Responsibility for the efficient deployment of Garda vehicles in each Division is assigned to the Divisional Officer, who may allocate vehicles between stations, as required by operational circumstances.
In that context, I am advised by the Garda authorities that the information requested is as shown in the following table:

YEAR Cars Cars Vans Vans
Marked Unmarked Marked Unmarked
2013 12 29 6 0
2014 17 28 4 0
To date 2015 17 28 4 0