Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
143. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 71 of 9 October 2018, if the matter will be expedited with the Chief State Solicitor's Office, CSSO, in view of the fact that Sligo County Council has indicated that all the required paperwork is now in order; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8979/19]
I refer the Deputy to my responses to his previous questions on 3rdJuly 2018 and 9thOctober 2018 in relation to this matter. I previously outlined the power that the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has to waive his interest in property if he thinks it would be proper to do so in all the circumstances of the case. In my most recent reply I stated that the CSSO were awaiting material required to support an application for waiver of the Minister’s interest in the piece of land identified.
I can now confirm that a set of documents was received on 13thFebruary 2019, by the CSSO on behalf of Sligo County Council. These documents are being examined by the CSSO and the OPW, and a response will issue to representatives of Sligo County Council.