Thursday, 4 November 2004

Questions (179)

Joe Costello

Question:

176 Mr. Costello asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of parents of non-nationals who, having arrived pregnant in Ireland, had sought and obtained passports prior to leaving the country with their Irish born citizen children, in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27733/04]

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

The information sought by the Deputy is not available to me nor to my colleague, the Minister for Foreign Affairs who is responsible for the issuing of passports.