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Written Answers - Garda Equipment

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 No. 1

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 152.  Deputy Tom Fleming Information on Tom Fleming Zoom on Tom Fleming  asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  the average age of [201]the Garda fleet of vehicles and bikes; and the number of new and pre-owned, that is, used vehicles and bikes purchased over the past three years by An Garda Síochána. [19627/12]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter The provision and allocation of Garda transport is a matter for the Garda Commissioner.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the average age of Garda vehicles, excluding motorcycles, is approximately 5 years. The average age of Garda motorcycles is 6.5 years.

Details of the numbers of vehicles/motorcycles purchased, both new and pre-owned, in the period 2010 to 2011 are set out in the table. No vehicles were purchased in 2009.

  Vehicle Motorcycle  
Year New Pre-owned New Pre-owned Total
2010 151 8 6 0 165
2011 52 15 0 0 67


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