The next item of correspondence is 2010/709 regarding legal costs and An Bord Pleanála. I raised this as Chairman and it was in its annual accounts. Members may remember there was a qualification by the Comptroller and Auditor General in the annual accounts of An Bord Pleanála. When we looked at the legal costs, we found that €3.3 million was outstanding in recoverable legal costs. We asked for a breakdown of how old these costs were. It has given us the figures year by year, which we can circulate. The information is from 2004 to 2008.
Some €2.5 million in legal costs have been awarded to An Bord Pleanála by the courts which it has not yet recovered. More to the point, and to quote An Bord Pleanála documentation, there is a residual amount of €816,046 which is prior to 2004. That amount was awarded to An Bord Pleanála six years ago but it has not yet collected it. It raises two issues — first, it did not make a significant enough effort to collect it and second, it is showing it as an almost €1 million asset on its balance sheet. It is unlikely it will collect much of it given that it dates back to 2004 and earlier. We will ask An Bord Pleanála to address that in its financial statements in the future.
The next item, 2010/07, is the Chambers Ireland magazine,InBusiness, winter 2009.
The next item is circulars issued since our last meeting, namely, BC 11/2009, Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2009 — SI 351 of 2009 — disability access certificates, PD 0/09, provision of planning enforcement data——