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Written Answers. - Northern Ireland Issues.

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 4

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 367. Mr. B. Smith Information on Brendan Smith Zoom on Brendan Smith  asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform Information on Michael McDowell Zoom on Michael McDowell  the progress to date in relation to the establishment of a trust fund to assist the victims of the conflict in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24576/02]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. McDowell): Information on Michael McDowell Zoom on Michael McDowell On 17 April, 2002, the Government agreed in principle to the establishment of a trust fund to address the needs of those bereaved and injured in this jurisdiction as a result of the conflict in the North, and in this regard to establish a working group to draw up detailed proposals for the operation of such a fund. The working group has now completed its deliberations and I will bring its report together with proposals to Government shortly.


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