Dáil Éireann - Volume 361 - 23 October, 1985

Written Answers. - Unlicensed Betting.

132. Tomás Mac Giolla asked the Minister for Finance the total number of persons convicted during 1984 of taking bets without a licence; and if he will state in respect of each person convicted (a) the total fine imposed and (b) the amount of the fine mitigated by him, if any.

Minister for Finance (Mr. Dukes): I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the number of persons convicted during 1984 of taking bets without a licence was 17. The following table shows, in respect of each conviction, the amount of the fine imposed by the courts. It is not the practice to disclose particulars of mitigation granted by the commissioners for offenders.

[116] TABLE

Conviction No.

Fine imposed

£

1

800

2

800

3

1,200

4

400

5

1,600

6

800

7

400

8

1,200

9

3,200

10

400

11

125

12

Probation Act

13

800

14

1,200

15

800

16

400

17

400