Written Answers. - Cabinet Committee on Social Inclusion and Drugs.

Joe Higgins

Question:

30 Mr. J. Higgins asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet Committee on Social Inclusion and Drugs last met. [13435/02]

Ruairí Quinn

Question:

31 Mr. Quinn asked the Taoiseach the number of occasions on which the Cabinet Committee on Social Inclusion and Drugs met to date in 2002; and if the committee has been re-established following the election. [14389/02]

I propose to take Questions Nos. 30 and 31 together.

Cabinet committees are an integral part of the internal processes of Cabinet and are established from time to time as Cabinet consider necessary for the dispatch of its business.

It is not appropriate to answer to the House about any of the internal processes by which Cabinet business is conducted.