Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Department of Justice, Equality and Defence
Dara Calleary (Mayo, Fianna Fail)
Question 533: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the projected cost of decommissioning the 39 Garda stations scheduled for closure in 2012; the costs on a station basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8256/12]
Alan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
The Garda Commissioner is the Accounting Officer for the Garda Vote. In that context I have been informed by the Garda authorities that Divisional implementation plans are being prepared in relation to the closure of the relevant stations. These plans will deal, inter alia, with the associated costs. Additionally, certain expenditure may arise for the Office of Public Works which is funded separately.
In the circumstances the Deputy will appreciate that the information he has sought is not available.