330. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the number of drivers listed in court for the offence of driving while holding a mobile phone by District Court; the number of drivers convicted of this offence; the number of drivers who had their cases dismissed and struck out each year; the number of driver licence numbers recorded on conviction; the penalties imposed on conviction each year by District Court in each of the years 2018 to 2020 and to date in 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53720/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): I have made enquiries with the Courts Service regarding the information sought by the Deputy. The Courts Service have provided a significant volume of information in response to the Deputy's question which I will arrange to be sent to the Deputy directly.