Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Questions (138, 139, 140, 141, 142)

Michael McGrath

Question:

138. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of legal proceedings initiated in respect of non-performing commercial loans in each year since 2015, by the type of lender, that is, banks or unregulated loan owners, in tabular form; the number that involve principal dwelling house properties; the number that involve buy to let properties; the number that involve both; the number that involve neither; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24518/19]

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Michael McGrath

Question:

139. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of summary judgments made against borrowers in respect of non-performing commercial loans in each year since 2015 by the type of lender, that is, banks or unregulated loan owners, in tabular form; the number that involve principal dwelling house properties; the number that involve buy to let properties; the number that involve both; the number that involve neither; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24519/19]

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Michael McGrath

Question:

140. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of receivers appointed by the courts in respect of non-performing commercial loans in each year since 2015, by the type of lender, that is, banks or unregulated loan owners, in tabular form; the number that involve principal dwelling house properties; the number that involve buy to let properties; the number that involve both; the number that involve neither; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24520/19]

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Michael McGrath

Question:

141. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of orders for repossession made by the courts in respect of non-performing commercial loans in each year since 2015 by the type of lender, that is, banks or unregulated loan owners, in tabular form; the number that involve principal dwelling house properties; the number that involve buy to let properties; the number that involve both; the number that involve neither; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24521/19]

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Michael McGrath

Question:

142. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of repossession orders executed by the lender in respect of non-performing commercial loans in each year since 2015 by the type of lender, that is, banks or unregulated loan owners, in tabular form; the number that involve principal dwelling house properties; the number that involve buy to let properties; the number that involve both; the number that involve neither; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24522/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 138 to 142, inclusive, together.

As the Deputy is aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts is the responsibility of the Courts Service, which is independent in exercising its functions, which include the provision of information on the courts system.

However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that courts statistics are not compiled in such a way as to provide the information sought by the Deputy. The Courts Service has advised that it is not in a position to identify the proceedings in relation to non-performing commercial loans without the manual examination of all individual court files which would required the expenditure of a disproportionate amount of staff time and resources.