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Prison Committals

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 8 May 2019

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (473)

Clare Daly


473. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if warrants are being executed under the old system resulting in persons being committed to prison for the non-payment of fines; if he has statistics in relation to the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18843/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I have requested the information sought by the Deputy from the Garda authorities and I will contact her directly when the information is to hand.

The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 42A
I refer to Parliamentary Question No. 478 of 8 May 2019 wherein the Deputy sought information in relation to the execution of warrants.
As the Deputy will recall, I undertook to contact her again once the information from An Garda Síochána was to hand.
I am now advised by the Garda authorities that all warrants received by An Garda Síochána are executed as set out in the Court order. I am further advised that currently there are no statistics available to differentiate warrants from those issued under the Fines Acts 2014.
I hope this information is of assistance.