Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (46)

Brian O'Shea

Question:

168 Mr. O'Shea asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the investigation which has been held by his Department into the circumstances in which a company (details supplied) obtained access to a confidential paper on emissions trading commissioned by his Department; if the gardaí have been asked to investigate the incident; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2871/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

Any possession by a company of a draft report, in preparation to inform Government decision-making on emissions trading, is unauthorised. This matter is under consideration in my Department and a decision as to any necessary action will be taken as soon as possible.