Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Ceisteanna (118)

Thomas P. Broughan


118. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons summoned to court for not paying a fixed charge notice relating to driving while holding a mobile phone by District Court in each of the years 2017 and 2018 and to date in 2019; the number convicted of this offence in each year by District Court; the number of driving licences recorded upon conviction by District Court in each year; the number of persons and reasons for non-conviction of this offence by District Court in each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27121/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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, and this includes the provision of information on the courts system.

I have requested information from the Courts Service in relation to this matter and the Courts Service has stated it will contact the Deputy directly as soon as the information is to hand.