Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (490)

Micheál Martin

Question:

490. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Defence the number of Dáil Topical Issue debates submitted to his Department following selection by the Ceann Comhairle since March 2011; the number of Topical Issues taken directly by him; the number of Topical Issues taken by a Junior Minister in his Department; the number of issues taken by a Minister not from his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30338/13]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The information requested by the Deputy concerning the number of Topical Issue debates assigned to my Department since their introduction in July 2011 is set out in the table below. The text of the debates can be accessed online on the Oireachtas website www.oireachtas.ie

No. of Topical Issues taken by Minister for Defence

No. of Topical Issues taken by Minister of State for Defence

No. of Topical Issues taken by a Minister not from Department of Defence

4

3

1