Written Answers. - Mobile Telephony.

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

258 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the discussions if any he has had with existing or potential service providers in the mobile phone industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11100/03]

As Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources I am always available to meet with telecommunications companies both fixed and mobile, for discussions. Since I was appointed, I have had a number meetings and engagements with mobile phone companies at which issues of interest were discussed.