Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (197)

Michael McGrath

Question:

197. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 105 of 3 October 2019 and 276 of 12 November 2019, if he will arrange for the requested information to be forwarded by the Courts Service; his views on whether the delay in the provision of such information is not acceptable; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53485/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As set out in my responses to Parliamentary Question 105 of 3 October and Parliamentary Question 276 of 12 November, the data requested is not maintained by the Department of Justice and Equality.

I requested the information concerned from the Courts Service and they undertook to contact the Deputy directly if any further information was available. I have since consulted further with the Courts Service and have been advised that they have nothing further to add in response to the Deputy's question.

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 in these questions has already been provided to the Deputy by the Minister for Finance in his response to Parliamentary Question 56 of 3 October 2019.

I hope this information is of assistance to the Deputy.