Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Questions (538)

Lisa Chambers

Question:

538. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the powers or responsibilities he has delegated to the Minister of State in his Department; the date on which these powers or responsibilities were delegated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33357/16]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The Defence (Delegation of Ministerial Functions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 314 of 2016) was approved by Government on 14 June 2016 and came into effect on that date. As specified in the Order, statutory responsibility for a wide range of Defence matters has been delegated to the Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Mr Paul Kehoe, T.D. The principal responsibilities delegated under the Order include powers to make regulations under various provisions of the Defence Acts 1954 to 2015 and powers relating to personnel-related issues affecting members of the Defence Forces.