Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Ceisteanna (263)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

263. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 649 of 6 September 2019, if the report is now to hand; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52635/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I refer to Parliamentary Question 649 of 6 September 2019 in relation to the number of committal warrants issued to Gardaí in the R district in 2018 and to date in 2019 and the number of such warrants executed within 60 days.  It was not possible to secure this data in the time available for answer on 6 September however I have in recent days received a report from the Garda authorities in relation to the matter and I can inform the Deputy as follows.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that 31 committal warrants were issued to R district in 2018 of which 21 were executed, 11 of these within 60 days of issue by the Courts Service.  I am further informed that 10 committal warrants remained outstanding as at 30 September 2019.

I am further informed by the Garda authorities that 31 committal warrants have been issued to R district up to 30 September 2019 of which 23 of these have been executed, three of these within 60 days of issue by the Courts Service.  I am informed that a total of eight remained outstanding as at 30 September 2019.