Thursday, 30 May 2019

Ceisteanna (62)

Michael McGrath

Ceist:

62. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Finance the number of persons in 2019 that availed of the declined insurance arrangement of a body (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23153/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

At the outset, as the Deputy is aware, I, in my role as Minister for Finance, have no responsibility for the operation of the Declined Cases Agreement (DCA) and therefore neither I, nor my Department, have direct access to the data that is being requested.

However, in order to be as helpful as I can, my officials contacted Insurance Ireland about your information request. In response they have provided me with statistics on the number of cases they have dealt between 2009 and 2018. Insurance Ireland informed my officials that data for 2019 is not yet available. However, I understand that the figures for the first four months of 2019 will be available in mid-June. The available figures are set out in the following table.

Insurance Ireland data

Year

Total

DCA

2018

1,147

2017

1,423

2016

1,941

2015

1,164

2014

669

2013

308

2012

178

2011

169

2010

130

2009

115

In relation to these cases, Insurance Ireland has informed my officials that all applications made to them were accepted for processing under the Declined Cases Agreement. They have also stated that a quotation was secured for the applicants in question through the Agreement and that they therefore consider all applications to have been successful.