Thursday, 7 March 2019

Ceisteanna (80)

Michael McGrath

Ceist:

80. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Finance if all parts of the Central Bank (National Claims Information Database) Act 2018 have been commenced; if not, the sections that have not been commenced; when they will be commenced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11410/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

The Central Bank (National Claims Information Database) Act 2018 was commenced in full on 28 January 2018 under the Central Bank (National Claims Information Database) Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 2 of 2019).  The Deputy will be aware that the Act also provided for amendments to sections 8 and 14 of the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 and this section has also been commenced.

As the Act has been commenced, the Central Bank of Ireland is in the process of making appropriate regulations in respect of the National Claims Information Database, as provided for in the Act.  The Act requires the Bank to consult with me as Minister in respect of those regulations and I am expecting the Governor to write to me shortly in that regard.  Once this consultation has taken place, the Bank will publish the regulations. 

Following on from the similar work completed in the process of producing the Motor Insurance Key Information Reports under Recommendation 12 of the Cost of Insurance Working Group’s Report on the Cost of Motor Insurance, the Central Bank will continue to collaborate with insurance undertakings to ensure efficient data collection.  As outlined previously, the Central Bank expects to publish its first report under the Act during the second half of 2019.