Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Dáil Eireann Debate
408. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the progress made on his proposal to introduce a right for the State to recover from the perpetrators of crime the amount paid out by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board in respect of that crime. [15469/09]
Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Deputy Dermot Ahern): I can inform the Deputy that, in relation to this matter, the position remains the same as set out in my reply to his Dáil Question No. 212 of 12th November 2008.
As I pointed out in my previous reply, work is continuing in relation to complementing the work of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal. Only last week, I published the fourth Annual Report of the Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime which detailed the disbursement in 2008 of over €1m. to 45 groups which are providing front-line services to victims of crime.
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