Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (576)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

576. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of business persons jailed for contempt of court for each of the past five years. [8675/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I wish to inform the Deputy that I have been informed by the Irish Prison Service that it is not possible to provide the information requested. However, statistics on the number of committals to prison custody as a result of contempt of court order are set out in the following table. The table covers the years from 2008 to 2011.

Year

Total

2008

20

2009

21

2010

26

2011

43

Figures for 2012 will be available upon completion of the Irish Prison Service Annual Report.