Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Department of Justice, Equality and Defence
Question 530: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prosecutions cases brought by An Garda Síochána for a closure order for licensed premises in the years 2008 to 2011, inclusive; the number of orders granted; the number currently pending in each of these years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9697/12]
The Garda Síochána Act 2005 makes provision for the compilation and publication of crime statistics by the Central Statistics Office, as the national statistical agency, and the CSO has established a dedicated unit for this purpose.
I have requested the CSO to provide statistics directly to the Deputy.