Dáil Éireann - Volume 602 - 12 May, 2005
Written Answers. - Departmental Properties.
Mr. O’Shea Mr. O’Shea
93. Mr. O’Shea asked the Minister for Finance his estimate of the number of properties from which State authorities, Government Ministers, the Commissioners of Public Works and the Land Commission derive or are entitled to derive ground rent income, in aggregate and by reference to each authority; the annual income accruing to State authorities from ground rents, in aggregate and by reference to each authority; the difference between the amount due and owing and the amount actually received; the proportion of the amount due that is effectively written off due to the time and expense involved in proceedings for its recovery; the overall value to the State of the exemption of State authorities from the provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Acts that enable tenants to enlarge their interest in their property by acquiring the fee simple; the circumstances in which the public interest has been invoked by State authorities to prevent a tenant from acquiring the fee simple, indicating the number of properties in which a State authority is ground landlord in which public interest considerations apply or would apply; the policy considerations to which his attention has been drawn for the exemption of State authorities from ground rents legislation; and if these considerations have been reviewed or are proposed to be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15749/05]
Mr. Cowen Mr. Cowen
Mr. Cowen:Since it would not be possible in the time available to assemble the information sought by the Deputy, I propose to ask each Minister to address the question and to reply directly to the Deputy.
Dáil Éireann 602 Written Answers. Departmental Properties.