Dáil Éireann - Volume 494 - 06 October, 1998

Written Answers. - Personal Injury Claims.

394. Mr. Higgins (Mayo) asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the total legal costs for his Department in dealing with personal injury claims for each of the years from 1990 to 1997. [18491/98]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. O'Donoghue): Following is the information requested by the Deputy:

Office of the Minister

Year legal costs paid

Amount

£

1990

1991

1992

3,624.38

1993

1994

1995

6,131.22

1996

1997

Garda Vote:

Civil Action cases and actions involving Official Vehicles

Year legal costs paid

Amount*

£

1990

1,106,294.00

1991

1,685,782.00

1992

1,995,411.00

1993

5,274,742.00

1994

2,652,472.00

1995

2,495,499.00

1996

2,715,096.00

1997

3,898,449.00

* This figure includes the cost of compensation paid. It is not possible to provide a figure for legal costs alone.

[1169] Claims under the Garda Síochána (Compensation) Act, 1941 and 1945

Year legal costs paid

Amount

£

1990

Figure not available

1991

Figure not available

1992

Figure not available

1993

Figure not available

1994

635,000.00

1995

721,000.00

1996

731,000.00

1997

163,000.00

Prisons Vote

Year legal costs paid

Amount

£

1990

115,483.00

1991

109,988.00

1992

128,486.00

1993

118,709.00

1994

165,087.00

1995

222,298.00

1996

252,924.00

1997

277,123.00

Courts Vote

Year legal costs paid

Amount

£

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

4,660.34

1995

1996

1997

2,221.25

Land Registry Vote

Year legal costs paid

Amount

£

1990

1991

1992

438.60

1993

769.15

1994

1995

1996

1997