Thursday, 29 January 2004

Questions (157)

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

156 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of instances in respect of which offences were committed by persons while either on bail or on temporary or early release from prison; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2644/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

The precise information requested by the Deputy is not readily available. The compilation of these statistics would require a disproportionate and inordinate amount of staff time and effort to prepare and could not be justified in current circumstances where there are other significant demands on resources.

Question No. 157 answered with QuestionNo. 149.