Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (457)

Michael McGrath

Question:

457. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to revise the monetary thresholds that apply to initiation of debt recovery proceedings in the District Court, Circuit Court and High Court; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30292/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy may be aware, the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2013, which is currently before the Seanad, proposes the introduction of new monetary jurisdiction limits for both the District and Circuit Courts, thus increasing the lower threshold for the High Court.