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Written Answers. - State Claims Agency.

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 4

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 191. Mr. Dennehy Information on John Dennehy Zoom on John Dennehy  asked the Minister for Finance Information on Charlie McCreevy Zoom on Charlie McCreevy  the number of cases handled by the State Claims Agency in 2002; the approximate amount of money involved; and if he will make a statement on the operation of the agency. [24807/02]

Minister for Finance (Mr. McCreevy): Information on Charlie McCreevy Zoom on Charlie McCreevy The State Claims Agency began operations on 3 December 2001 when 700 existing claims were transferred to it by State authorities. Since that date the State Claims Agency has received 907 new claims.

The total amount spent to date on settled claims in compensation and associated legal and other costs is just under €1.2 million. As a large majority of the claims are at an early stage in terms of management, expenditure to date has been relatively low.

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