Written Answers. - Underage Alcohol Use.

Máirín Quill

Question:

142 Miss Quill asked the Minister for Justice the number of prosecutions for underage alcohol use in each of the years 1990 and 1991.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the number of prosecutions of persons under 18 years for offences under the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1988 for the year 1990 was 133. The equivalent figure for 1991 is not readily available and I am asking the Garda authorities to gather the information which I will provide to the Deputy as soon as possible.