Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (501)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

501. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 568 of 19 February 2013, if he will share the economic analysis of possible policy options in relation to the proposal to abolish upward only rent review clauses in existing leases prepared by the Department of Finance referred to; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9961/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As indicated in my reply to Question No. 568 of 19 February 2013, my Department had available to it an economic analysis of possible policy options in relation to the proposal to abolish upward only rent review clauses in existing leases which had been prepared by the Department of Finance and which formed part of the deliberative process in the context of the Government's consideration of the matter. Given that the document in question was prepared by the Department of Finance, I have asked that Department to consider the Deputy's request for access.