Dáil Éireann - Volume 623 - 06 July, 2006
Written Answers. - Closed Circuit Television Systems.
Mr. Kenny Mr. Kenny
Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform when he intends to provide closed circuit television for Castlebar town; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27951/06]
Mr. Kenny Mr. Kenny
Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform when he intends to provide closed circuit television for Castlebar Town; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28022/06]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Mr. McDowell: I propose to take Questions Nos. 597 and 601 together.
Castlebar is one of the 17 remaining locations nationwide which form part of the Garda CCTV programme. As part of this programme 17 Garda Town Centre CCTV Systems will be implemented in the following locations: Athlone, Ballyfermot, Carlow, Castlebar, Clondalkin, Clonmel, Drogheda, Dungarvan, Ennis, Kilkenny, Kinsale, Mullingar, Portlaoise, Sligo, Tallaght, Tullamore and Waterford City.
As I indicated previously I am anxious to accelerate the implementation of this CCTV programme and reduce as far as possible the workload of the Garda Síochána in this regard. I believe that the answer is to outsource the installation of Garda CCTV systems to the greatest extent possible, making use not only of the technical but also of the project management expertise in the private sector.
I am informed that the Garda authorities are currently finalising a comprehensive and detailed Request for Tender (RFT) for the outsourced service provision of these 17 Garda CCTV systems, including Castlebar. Once finalised, this RFT will be subject to a peer review process by the Department of Finance. My Department and the Garda authorities have consulted with the Department of Finance with a view to preparing for the required peer review process in respect of this procurement. Following the successful con clusion of this review it is intended to issue the Request for Tender.
My ambition is to have a Garda CCTV system operating in Castlebar and in the other 16 locations at the earliest opportunity, subject to compliance with relevant procurement legislation and procedures.
Dáil Éireann 623 Written Answers. Closed Circuit Television Systems.