696. Deputy Claire Kerrane asked the Minister for Justice the number of knives seized by An Garda Síochána in each of the years 2018 to 2020, by Garda division. [9398/21]


Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy James Browne): The Deputy will appreciate that the Garda Commissioner is responsible, by law, for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána, and I, as Minister, have no direct role in the matter.
I have requested information from the Garda Commissioner in relation to this question and will write to the Deputy directly with the information sought, when it is available.