Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (555)

John McGuinness

Question:

555. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of tribunals, inquiries or investigations being undertaken currently by her Department; the number that are in the process of being set up; the number for which the terms of reference are not complete or not agreed; the cost of all to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38048/20]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

There is one statutory tribunal under the aegis of my Department.

The Social Welfare Tribunal was set up in 1982 to deal with cases where entitlement to Jobseeker's Benefit or Jobseeker's Allowance is refused due to an involvement in a trade dispute. The legislation governing the operation of the Social Welfare Tribunal is provided for in Sections 331 to 333 of the Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act 2005. The last sitting of the Tribunal was in October 2014.