Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Ceisteanna (292)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

292. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 646 of 6 September 2019, the number of drivers convicted following court proceedings taken in relation to the offence of driving without a driver licence in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to 12 July 2019; the penalty imposed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37517/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

In my response to his previous Parliamentary Question, No. 646 of 6 September 2019, I was in a position to provide the Deputy with information on the number of courts proceedings taken in relation to the offence of driving without a driving licence for the years 2011 to 2019 (as of 12 July 2019) as well as information on the relevant legislation and penalties which are provided for, in connection with a number of offences.

In relation to the related detail now being sought, namely the number of drivers convicted following court proceedings and the penalty imposed across the same period, I have sought further information from the Courts Service. I will contact the Deputy directly when I have received the information.