Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (454)

Paul Connaughton


454. Deputy Paul J. Connaughton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if it is possible for a person who is in receipt of turf cutting compensation to bequeath that income to another person in the event of their death before the full term of compensation is completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8185/13]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

Under the cessation of turf cutting compensation scheme, applicants will enter into a legal agreement with me, as Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. A provision has been included in the legal agreement which provides that the agreement is assignable on the death of the applicant by way of will or rules on intestacy.