808. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice the number of new Garda cars and vans allocated to each Garda division in 2020; the number of Garda cars and vans withdrawn from each Garda division in 2020 in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16841/21]
Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): As the Deputy will be aware, 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, in light of identified operational demands. This includes the allocation of vehicles among the various Garda divisions. As Minister, I have no role in these decisions. 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.
For the Deputy's information, the table below, which was provided to me by the Garda authorities, sets out the number of cars and vans allocated to and removed from the Garda fleet in 2020.
|DIVISION||Cars Allocated||Cars Removed||Vans Allocated||Vans Removed|
|DMR NORTH CENTRAL||16||3||2||1|
|DMR SOUTH CENTRAL||14||2||2||0|