Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (247)

Seán Fleming

Question:

247. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when a case (details supplied) will be dealt with by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal; if he is satisfied with the time taken to deal with cases by the board; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51980/18]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal administers the Scheme of Compensation for Personal Injuries Criminally Inflicted. Under the Terms of the Scheme, the Tribunal is entirely independent in the matter of individual decisions on applications for compensation.

However, to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made with the Tribunal and understand that a decision was made on this application in 2016 and the applicant subsequently appealed the decision shortly thereafter. The application was placed in chronological order for a hearing by the Tribunal.

The administrative staff of the Tribunal are currently engaged in preparatory work for hearings in 2019 and it is envisaged that the applicant's hearing will take place in the first half of the coming year.