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114. Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prosecutions and of convictions for motor tax offences and the cost to her Department, to An Garda Síochána and to the Courts Service of these prosecutions in 2015 to date [44468/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Deputy will appreciate that I have no role in relation to the prosecution of offences. I have sought information from the Courts Service in relation to number of cases referred to and will contact the Deputy when this data is to hand. Certain data in relation to recorded offences and court outcomes is available from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and I have requested the CSO to provide available data as it relates to motor tax offences to the Deputy directly. Information concerning the composite costs of the prosecutions referred to is not readily available.