Dáil Éireann - Volume 475 - 27 February, 1997
Written Answers. - Syringe Attacks.
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin
86. Mr. Martin asked the Minister for Justice the number of prosecutions which were brought against parties for possession of syringes under Section 9 (5) of the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act, 1990, in each of the years since the introduction of the act. [5452/97]
Minister for Justice (Mrs. Owen) Nora Owen
Minister for Justice (Mrs. Owen): I am informed by the Garda authorities that available information shows that proceedings were instituted under Section 9 (5) of the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act, 1990, in one case in the period 1994-95 where a syringe is recorded as the weapon used — statistics on summary proceedings under the Act and cases dealt with on indictment prior to 1994 are not readily available.
Statistics for 1996 are not yet available.
Dáil Éireann 475 Written Answers. Syringe Attacks.