Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (46)

Brian O'Shea


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.