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Public Property (Damage And Costs)

Volume 22: debated on Monday 26 April 1982

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asked the Attorney-General whether he will consider introducing the necessary legislation to ensure that whenever any damage to public property or costs are involved affecting the public purse due to the actions taken by any person, persons or organisations such people or organisations will automatically be called upon to pay the costs and not the general public out of public funds.

So far as the recovery of damages for loss or injury is concerned, public authorities are treated in the same way as private individuals and there is no case for placing them in a more favourable position.