Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Questions (197)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

197. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the ground rents he or agencies under the remit of his Department pay, by named property, by name of landlord and by amount payable, in 2015 and in 2016 in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45058/15]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

Accommodation for my Department is provided by the Office of Public Works (OPW) in buildings which are either State owned or leased by OPW on our behalf. Therefore, my Department does not directly own or rent any properties for which we are liable to pay rents or ground rents.

Any rents or ground rents payable by Agencies of my Department are a matter for the individual Agencies concerned for which I have no direct function.

I have asked all Agencies under the aegis of my Department to advise me of any such rents for the dates concerned, and I will communicate that information to the Deputy as soon as it is available.