Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Personal Injury Claims
468. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if the personal injury compensation payout will be published for each county council in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [53782/19]
Local Authorities are independent statutory bodies responsible, through the Chief Executive and the elected Council, for the execution of executive and reserved functions. Therefore, local authorities are accountable for all expenditure incurred including for personal injury claims. I have no function in relation to the matters raised and consequently the information requested is not available in my Department. Such information should be available from individual local authorities.
469. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if the personal injuries payouts will be published for properties under the ownership of his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [53795/19]
My Department is lead tenant in a number of Government Offices, however the properties it occupies are rented or leased by the Office of Public Works, and are not directly under the ownership of the Department. Office space in the case of Met Éireann for the placement of meteorological equipment and staff accommodation at Dublin, Shannon and Cork Airports is rented rather than owned.
All claims against state properties including those rented or leased by my Department are handled by the State Claims Agency, which operates under the aegis of the National Treasury Management Agency.