Dáil Éireann - Volume 494 - 06 October, 1998

Written Answers. - Personal Injury Claims.

364. Mr. Higgins (Mayo) asked the Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs the total legal costs for his Department in dealing with personal injury claims for each of the years from 1990 to 1997. [18489/98]

Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs (Dr. D. Ahern): The information requested by the Deputy in respect of the total legal costs in dealing with personal injury claims made against this Department for each of the years 1990 to 1997 is as follows: [1153]

Year

Legal Costs

£

1990

nil

1991

2,450

1992

2,150

1993

6,263

1994

2,726

1995

13,791

1996

24,186

1997

14,258

The above figures, which do not include the legal costs of claims made prior to 1990 but settled in subsequent years, are included in the figures for overall costs, which were furnished in reply to Parliamentary Question No. 241 answered on Thursday, 1 October 1998.