University Legal Fees

Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide a breakdown in tabular form of the amount paid by each of the universities in legal fees for the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; if he will provide in tabular form the legal firms representing each of the universities and the amount they received in respect of this representation for the same years; if he will set out the tendering process for the awarding of these contracts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43043/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): The information sought by the Deputy is not readily available in my Department. Officials of my Department have asked the Higher Education Authority to contact each university seeking a response and I will forward the available data to you as soon as possible.”

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 9 October]

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