286. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prosecutions for unauthorised possession of prescription drugs that have taken place in the past 12 months by Garda division; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39789/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I wish to inform the Deputy that it is not possible to provide the data sought in the time available for reply. I have requested a report from the Garda Authorities in relation to the matter and I will revert to the Deputy when the report is to hand.