Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (276)

Michael McGrath


276. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the information requested in Parliamentary Question No. 105 of 3 October 2019 will be furnished; if he will intervene to ensure that information is provided by the Courts Service in response to parliamentary questions in a more timely manner; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46695/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As set out in my response to the Deputy on 3 October, the data requested is not maintained by the Department of Justice and Equality. I requested the information concerned from the Courts Service and undertook to revert to the Deputy as soon as I received the information.

I consulted further with the Courts Service, upon provision by the Deputy of clarification to my Department in relation to the particular issue of interest to him.

The matter raised also concerns the Central Bank, for which I have no responsibility as Minister for Justice and Equality. I understand that information in relation to the matters raised by the Deputy has been provided to him by the Minister for Finance in his response to Parliamentary Question 56 of 3 October 2019.

I have asked the Courts Service to contact the Deputy directly if they have any further information to add on this matter. If you have not heard from them within 21 days, please contact my office.