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391. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount of revenue generated from speeding fines in County Galway in each of the years 2012 to 2014; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13079/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): In so far as the amount of revenue generated on foot of fixed charge notices in respect of speeding offences in County Galway is concerned, I am informed by the Garda authorities that the information is not recorded in such a manner that is readily accessible, and would require a disproportionate use of resources to provide. Insofar as the amount of revenue arising from the imposition of court imposed fines is concerned, the Deputy will appreciate that under the provisions of Section 4(3) of the Courts Service Act, 1998 the Courts are independent in the performance of its functions, which includes the provision of statistics. However, to be of assistance, I have had enquires made and am informed by the Courts Service that the total value of fines imposed in respect speeding offences in County Galway in 2012 was €20,905. I am also informed that €29,040 was imposed in 2013 and €31,190 in 2014. It should be noted amounts refer to the total amount recovered irrespective of the date on which the speeding offence occurred and the date of issue of the relevant fixed charge notice. Question No. 392 answered with Question No. 390.