Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (157)

Andrew Doyle

Question:

157. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if annual reports are still made and compiled by the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in New York; the use and purpose of these reports and who they are accountable to in his Department in Dublin; if these UN reports by the delegation are made public and if they are laid before Dáil Éireann and the Houses of the Oireachtas, either on an annual basis or otherwise; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30108/13]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

It is not the practice for my Department’s overseas missions to prepare annual reports. In common with other missions, the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations reports on a regular and ongoing basis on a range of issues to relevant Divisions of my Department. Overseas missions also prepare annual business plans in consultation with and under the oversight of Headquarters. These plans are reviewed by the Management Advisory Committee of my Department. My Department is currently preparing an annual report which will be laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas, following approval by Government.