Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (314)

Catherine Connolly

Question:

314. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of appeals received by the International Protection Appeals Tribunal since 1 July 2018 further to section 21 of SI No. 230 of 2018 - European Communities (Reception Conditions) Regulations 2018; the number that have affirmed the decision of the review officer; the number that have set aside the decision of the review officer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27560/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

On 30th June, 2018 I signed the European Communities (Reception Conditions) Regulations 2018 to transpose the Directive into our national law. Under Regulation 21(1) a recipient who is dissatisfied with a decision of a review officer under Regulation 20, may subject to Regulation 22, within 10 working days of the date of the notice of the decision, appeal, in fact and law, against that decision to the International Protection Appeals Tribunal.

I can inform the Deputy that since 1st July 2018, 35 appeals were received by the International Protection Appeals Tribunal pursuant to Regulation 21 of the European Communities (Reception Conditions) Regulations 2018 of which 3 appeal requests were rejected. A total of 22 have affirmed the decision of the review officer and 4 have set aside the decision of the review officer. The remaining small number of cases are ongoing with the majority of these on hold due to a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union.