Written answers

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Department of Justice and Equality

Garda Overtime

Photo of Terence FlanaganTerence Flanagan (Dublin North East, Independent)
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167. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he has concerns that some Gardaí may have been fraudulent in their overtime and allowance claims; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53605/13]

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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I have been informed by the Garda Commissioner that An Garda Síochána has an Internal Audit Section which carries out audits of overtime and allowance claims in line with the Internal Audit Standards set out by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

The Garda Síochána Anti-Fraud Policy ensures that the organisation is committed to identifying any risks of fraud and addressing these adequately. This is achieved by having appropriate controls in place to prevent, deter and detect fraud. All incidents of fraud will be thoroughly investigated.

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