Thursday, 26 February 2004

Questions (162)

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

161 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will offer extra resources to the Courts Service to expedite cases, particularly in the family law courts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6502/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

The Courts Service is responsible for the day-to-day management of the courts under the Courts Service Act 1998. I am responsible for ensuring that it is adequately funded and €97.49 million will be provided in 2004.

The service allocates resources and implements its strategic plans and policies and maintains an appropriate level of service. However, judicial resources are being reviewed.