143. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of reports received by An Garda Síochána of insurance-related fraud since October 2018 under the guidelines for the reporting of suspected fraudulent insurance claims by insurance entities to An Garda Síochána; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11245/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that reports of insurance-related fraud are received by An Garda Síochána, and statistics are not held by my Department. 
I have requested a report from An Garda Síochána in relation to the information sought by the Deputy, and my officials will forward this information to the Deputy directly on receipt of same.