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228. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of disqualified drivers who failed to surrender their licence in 2018 and were summoned to court for the offence; the number of drivers who were convicted of this offence; the value of the fines imposed by the court; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10470/19]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy is aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts is the responsibility of the Courts Service, which is independent in exercising its functions, which include the provision of information on the courts system.
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that Court outcomes indicate that eight people were summoned to Court for failing to surrender their driving licences and in relation to the summons, no convictions are recorded.