Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Questions (158)

Róisín Shortall


158. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 231 of 4 December 2018, 529 of 26 March 2019 and 546 of 8 May 2019, if the assessment of the caseload of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal which he requested is finalised; if so, the outcomes and actions arising from same; if not, the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25788/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am informed that the assessment of the caseload of the Tribunal will be submitted to me shortly and I will provide the Deputy with a further update at that point.

I can further inform the Deputy that the Law Reform Commission published its fifth Programme of Law Reform on 5 June 2019. A review of the Scheme of Compensation for Injuries Criminally Inflicted is one of the fifteen projects identified in the Programme, which I welcome as an opportunity to examine in detail this long established scheme.