Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (684, 685, 686)

Noel Grealish

Question:

684. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Justice the number of persons who failed to pay fines imposed by the courts since the commencement of the Fines (Payment and Recovery) Act 2014; the number that had an attachment order, a recovery order or community service order made against them as a result; the number of persons imprisoned for failure to pay such fines by year; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7394/21]

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Noel Grealish

Question:

685. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Justice the value and number of unpaid fines in each of the years 2013 to 2020; the value and number of fines imposed by the courts in each of the years; the steps being taken to recover unpaid fines; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7395/21]

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Noel Grealish

Question:

686. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Justice the offence categories in respect of which fines were imposed by the courts in each of the years 2016 to 2020; the offence categories in respect of which fines were imposed but were not paid in the same period by the number and value in each case; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7396/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 684 to 686, inclusive, together.

I have requested the figures sought by the Deputy from the Courts Service and I will write to the Deputy once the information has been submitted, collated and verified.