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Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.

Wednesday, 6 February 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 547 No. 4

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 172. Mr. Allen Information on Bernard Allen Zoom on Bernard Allen  asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform Information on John O'Donoghue Zoom on John O'Donoghue  further to Parliamentary Question No. 958 of 30 January 2002, the amount paid in legal fees by his Department in 1999, 2000 and 2001. [3691/02]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. O'Donoghue): Information on John O'Donoghue Zoom on John O'Donoghue The Deputy will recall that information in relation to the legal fees paid in respect of the criminal legal aid and the civil legal aid schemes have been forwarded to the Deputy under separate cover. The information requested by the Deputy in relation to other legal fee payments is set out in the following tabular statement:

Legal Fees paid by my Department

Year Amount Paid
£
1999 113,030.62 89,018.85
2000 482,722.97 380,175.24
2001 733,007.36 577,290.21

I would mention to the Deputy that the figures shown in the table include €913,846, £719,712.36, in legal fees paid by my Department in respect of the National Irish Bank and Ansbacher inquiries. These payments can be recouped by my Depart[1631] ment from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.


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