Written Answers. - Issue of Circulars.

183.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will state in respect of himself and any Minister of State in his Department for the period 1 January 1980 to date: (i) whether any circulars on matters unconnected with his responsibilities have been sent on his behalf by post by officials of his Department to groups of his constituents; (ii) the number of different circulars involved; and (iii) the estimated number of items mailed.

Any circulars issued during the period in question by me or the Ministers of State at my Department were issued in accordance with well-established and long-standing practice.

205.

asked the Minister for the Gaeltacht if she will state in respect of herself for the period 1 January 1980 to date: (i) whether any circulars on matters unconnected with her responsibilities have been sent on her behalf by post by officials of her Department to groups of her constituents; (ii) the number of different circulars involved and (iii) the estimated number of items mailed.

Níor cuireadh amach aon chiorcláin mar sin. Is de réir nós imeachta dea-bhunaithe atá i bhfeidhm le fada a sheoltar amach comhfhreagras thar mo cheannsa.

211.

asked the Minister for Health if he will state in respect of himself and any Minister of State in his Department for the period 1 January 1980 to date: (i) whether any circulars on matters unconnected with his responsibilities have been sent on his behalf by post by officials of his Department to groups of his constituents; (ii) the number of different circulars involved; and (iii) the estimated number of items mailed.

No such circulars have been sent out by me or by the Minister of State at my Department. Correspondence in our capacity as Dáil Deputies is issued as appropriate and as the Deputy will be aware, this is lin accordance with will-established long-standing practice.