Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Malicious Damage Claims.

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asked the Minister for Local Government the total amount claimed in malicious damages in the Dublin area in 1968, 1969 and 1970.

While particulars of the amounts claimed are not available in my Department the amounts provided by the local authorities in the Dublin area to meet decrees granted under the malicious injuries code in respect of the last three local financial years were as follows:-

£

1968-69

88,939

1969-70

40,606

1970-71

121,961 (provisional)