Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (473)

Clare Daly

Question:

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.