Parliamentary Questions Re Local Government Reform

To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he was aware that the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland (AMAI) regarding the Local Government Reform Act 2014 and in particular to that part of the Act abolishing Town and Borough Councils which the AMAI are statutorily obliged to represent, relied heavily on legal opinion of Mr Richard Humphreys S.C and if will he make a statement on the matter

To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to confirm that the above mentioned Mr Richard Humphries S.C is the same Councillor Dr Richard Humphreys of the Labour Party sitting on Dun Laoighre-Rathdown County Council and if will he make a statement on the matter

To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to confirm that the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland, a statutory body receiving public funds, sought (A) the required three quotations for this legal advice; (B) What other individuals or parties tendered for the ‘Advice Project’ and (C) what selection/elimination processes were used to award the project to Mr Richard Humphreys and if will he make a statement on the matter

To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform who was the President of the Association of Municipal Authories of Ireland in October 2012 when the document ‘Putting People First’ was published and if will he make a statement on the matter

To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to document all of the correspondences, discussions and minutes of meetings etc that took place between his Department and the Dept of the environment, Community and Local Government and the AMAI since 2012 to date relating to the Local Government Reform Bill 2013, the Local Government Reform Act 2014 and the document ‘Putting People First’ and if will he make a statement on the matter

To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to confirm that, conforming with its own constitution, that the AMAI, also abolished, has or must repatriate all its assets to the respective abolished local authorities and if will he make a statement on the matter.

To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform what the current assets of the AMAI are and if Revenue are satisfied with the wind up of the AMAI and if will he make a statement on the matter

 

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