Wednesday, 28 January 2004

Questions (204)

John Deasy

Question:

323 Mr. Deasy asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will consider setting up a helpline to assist Dáil Deputies in relation to queries concerning visa applications, in view of the lengthy delays being experienced using the public helplines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2542/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

I addressed this issue comprehensively in my response to Parliamentary Question No. 396 of 18 November 2003 and the position is as outlined in that response.

I am considering with officials in my Department ways to underpin the quality and efficiency of services provided in light of the resources available.