Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (464)

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan


464. Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide the figures for crimes committed by persons who have absconded from Shelton Abbey, County Wicklow and Loughan House, County Cavan open prisons over the past five years by category of crime; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12572/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am informed that the compilation of the information requested by the Deputy would require a disproportionate and inordinate amount of staff time and effort to prepare.

The Garda Síochána Act 2005 makes provision for the compilation and publication of crime statistics by the Central Statistics Office, as the national statistical agency, and the CSO has established a dedicated unit for this purpose.

I have requested the CSO to provide any available statistics which may be relevant to the question directly to the Deputy.

Question No. 465 answered with Question No. 455.