Dáil Éireann - Volume 499 - 02 February, 1999
Written Answers - Security of Tenure.
Mr. Gormley Mr. Gormley
307. Mr. Gormley asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will publish the working group report on security of tenure which has been with his Department since 1996 in view of huge difficulties being experienced by tenants in private rented accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3071/99]
Mr. Quinn Mr. Quinn
322. Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if the working group established in 1994 to inquire into the reform of the landlord and tenant legislation has completed its work; if it has made an interim report; if so, if he will make arrangements for the publication of the report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2679/99]
Mr. O'Donoghue Mr. O'Donoghue
Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. O'Donoghue): I propose to take Questions Nos. 307 and 322 together.
The Report of the Working Group on Security of Tenure was forwarded to my predecessor in July 1996. It was not published at that time.
I understand that at a recent conference organised by Threshold entitled “Private Rented Housing – Options for the Future”, the report of the working group was referred to and it was suggested that it would be helpful if the report was published.
I am giving positive consideration to the matter and I will be in touch with the Deputies in the near future when I have made my decision.
Dáil Éireann 499 Written Answers Security of Tenure.