457. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons that have been arrested for fraud in connection with medical certificates to cover for days a person was absent from work in each of the years 2000 to 2018, inclusive, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18662/19]


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.