Written Answers. - Judicial Fines Statistics.

Jimmy Deenihan

Question:

33 Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Justice if he will outline the number of petitions he received on behalf of individuals to have the fines struck out in the Kerry North constituency; the number of fines that were struck out; and the number that were reduced.

Statistics relating to petitions are not maintained in such a way as to enable all the information sought in the question to be provided or to enable it to be provided by reference to electoral constituencies. The following tabular statement sets out such information as is available in relation to petitions by residents of County Kerry for each of the past four years and for this year to the end of September.

Outcome of Petitions from residents of County Kerry which were finalised in each of the years 1987 to 1991 (end September)

Year

Full Mitigation

Partial Mitigation

Extension of time to pay

Refused

Total Finalised

1987

Nil

56

41

73

170

1988

1

32

13

65

111

1989

2

37

33

91

163

1990

2

83

55

79

219

1991

1

29

19

66

115

(to end September)