Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Ceisteanna (150)

Gerard Murphy

Ceist:

217 Mr. G. Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the status of a transaction by a person (details supplied) in County Limerick in the Land Registry Office. [9795/07]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice)

As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006, the Property Registration Authority was established as and from 4 November, 2006. The Property Registration Authority replaces the Registrar of Deeds and Titles as the registering authority in relation to property registration in Ireland and, subject to the above Act, is independent in the performance of its functions.

In order to be of assistance I forwarded the Deputy's query to the Authority for its attention and direct reply. I understand that a reply has already issued. I would also like to refer the Deputy to my letter of 26 May, 2006 to members of the Oireachtas regarding a new service for Deputies and Senators concerning the current status of applications of this type. As outlined in my letter, the service was introduced, inter alia, to provide a speedier and more cost effective alternative to submitting Parliamentary Questions.