356. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of written notifications sent by the Road Safety Authority in 2016 to learner drivers for the offence of driving while unaccompanied informing them of the number of penalty points being added to their learner permit; the number of those notices that confirmed that the fixed charge notices was paid within the time limit; the number of notices that confirmed conviction in court of the offence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18631/18 asked on 01 May 2018)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): I propose to take Questions Nos. 355 to 357, inclusive, together.

These statistics are within the remit of the Road Safety Authority, and I have forwarded this Parliamentary Question to them for direct reply. Please contact my office if a reply has not been received within 10 working days.