Thursday, 22 February 2018

Questions (44)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

44. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance the reason his Department is failing to release two freedom of information requests (details supplied) which were requested in August 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9046/18]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

My Department endeavours to comply with the decision deadlines set out in the Freedom of Information Act 2014. However, the scope of work of the Department, especially in preparing the Budget, the Finance Bill, and associated Oireachtas briefings, sometimes delays the processing of freedom of information requests.

In relation to the two freedom of information requests referred to by the Deputy, I can confirm that the requests concerned are under active consideration, and replies are expected to issue in relation to them shortly.