Dáil Éireann - Volume 568 - 10 June, 2003
Written Answers. - Car Theft.
Mr. Gormley Mr. Gormley
 668. Mr. Gormley asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the reason cars reported as stolen are not clamped when found by gardaí to prevent thieves coming back and re-using them; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15476/03]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. McDowell): As the Deputy is aware, the clamping of vehicles is a mechanism aimed at countering illegal parking. I am informed that the Garda authorities do not consider that the system is suitable for the purpose suggested by the Deputy.
Dáil Éireann 568 Written Answers. Car Theft.