Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (699)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

699. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide an update on a criminal injuries tribunal (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23143/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I can inform the Deputy that under the terms of the Scheme of Compensation for Personal Injuries Criminally Inflicted that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal is entirely independent in the matter of individual applications that fall to be considered under the Scheme. However, in order to be of assistance in the matter I have had enquiries made with the Tribunal on the Deputy's behalf.

I understand that the application referred to by the Deputy is being actively processed by the Tribunal. I am also informed that the Tribunal is awaiting a Garda report, which is standard procedure, into the circumstances of the incident in which the person concerned was injured. I am further informed that when the report from the Gardaí comes to hand, a copy will be forwarded to the applicant before the file is submitted to a Tribunal member for consideration.

Question No. 700 answered with Question No. 657.