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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 4 April 2019

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Questions (94)

Clare Daly


94. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide a breakdown of childcare orders by type and District Court division. [15804/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy is aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts is the responsibility of the Courts Service, which is independent in exercising its functions, which include the provision of information on the courts system.

However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that overall figures in relation to childcare orders per category granted by the District Court in 2017 are contained on pages 64-65 of the Courts Service Annual Report 2017.

The Courts Service has advised that a breakdown of overall figures in relation to childcare orders is recorded by Court Office.  However, they advise that it is not possible to provide this breakdown for 2017 in the time available; the information will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as it is to hand. 

The Courts Service has also informed me that statistics in relation to childcare orders for 2018 are currently being compiled and will be published in the Courts Service Annual Report 2018.