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106. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of parental supervision orders, as provided for by section 11 of the Children Act 2001, issued by the courts in each of the past ten years, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10761/18]

107. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of instances of non-compliance with parental supervision order, as provided for by section 112 of the Children Act 2001, recorded by the courts in each of the past ten years; the penalties imposed, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10762/18]

108. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of compensation orders, as provided for by section 113 of the Children Act 2001, issued by the courts in each of the past ten years, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10763/18]

109. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of instances of binding over parents or guardians, as provided for by section 114 of the Children Act 2001, issued by the courts in each of the past ten years, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10764/18]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 106 to 109, inclusive, together.
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, which include the provision of information on the courts system.
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has advised that courts statistics are not compiled in such a way as to provide the information sought by the Deputy. The Courts Service has further advised that this information could only be obtained by the examination of individual court files in court offices around the country, which would require the expenditure of a disproportionate amount of staff time and resources.