Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (273)

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

273. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason information relating to ex gratia scheme applications to the State Claims Agency is being refused in view of it being requested in November 2016 and after the State Claims Agency sent numerous reminders to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21161/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

My Department is making continuing efforts to assist the State Claims Agency in tracing information related to claims for ex-gratia payments. The material sought is historical in nature and relates to a period which predates electronic records. There has been difficulty to date in establishing the existence of and identifying the records which are being sought. However, efforts to trace these particular records will be prioritised in the coming weeks.