Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (385)

Noel Harrington

Question:

399 Deputy Noel Harrington asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the State agencies and bodies within the remit of his Department that have the power to enter or search premises in the course of an investigation; if they need a search warrant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35309/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht)

There are no State agencies or bodies within the remit of my Department that have powers to enter or search premises in the course of an investigation. The Deputy may wish to note, however, that staff who work in the National Parks and Wildlife Service of my Department may be authorised under wildlife legislation to exercise certain powers of entry and search in pursuance of their statutory functions.