297. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 218 of 7 November 2017, when the information requested will be supplied; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7487/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As indicated in replies to PQ 45745/17 and PQ 52939/17, I sought and received a report from the Garda Commissioner in relation to the number of weapons that were stolen from houses and vehicles in the past five years. 
As indicated in response to PQ 52939/17 of 12 December 2017 clarification has been sought from the Commissioner on the information provided in the report, which is awaited. My Department is in ongoing communication with the Garda Commissioner in this regard. I will write to the Deputy with a full reply when the information sought has been received.