456. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prisoners that have been questioned and charged by An Garda Síochána for possession of contraband within the prison estate throughout 2018 and the first quarter of 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18628/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I have requested a report from the Garda authorities on this matter and I will contact the Deputy directly when the report is to hand.