Thursday, 26 February 2004

Questions (187)

Michael Ring

Question:

187 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the reason for the backlog in the SAC Appeals Advisory Board; and the further reason one particular appeal is outstanding since September 2000. [6482/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

My Department has recently met with representatives of the Appeals Advisory Board to address ways and means of reducing the present backlog of appeal cases. Arrangements have now been put in place to expedite the hearing of appeals, including of the case referred to.