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183. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 144 of 21 January 2015, her views that it is pertinent to gather information such as the number of potentially dangerous drivers who are continuing to drive after being disqualified; and her plans to request that the Garda Síochána record this information. [5311/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I have brought the Deputy's question to the attention of the Garda authorities for their observations and will contact him again when I have a response. I can, however, inform him that a range of data is recorded concerning persons who are detected driving without a licence. This data includes the number of fixed charge notices issued in respect of persons detected for the offence of driving without a driving licence; the number of prosecutions for failure to surrender a driving licence for endorsement; and the failure of a disqualified driver to submit a driving licence contrary to relevant road traffic legislation.