Dáil Éireann - Volume 589 - 07 October, 2004

Written Answers. - Garda Communications.

  233. Mr. J. O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if, in view of the existing manual administration of PULSE which has given rise to a double-entry system and inevitable loss of Garda time, consideration has been given to the recruitment of additional secretarial or support staff in all major Garda stations for this purpose; if consideration has been given to supplying gardaí with handheld computers into which they can remotely input incident reports and other data into PULSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23947/04]

  Mr. McDowell: In the time available it has not been possible to provide the information sought by the Deputy. I will correspond directly with him in the near future.