Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Questions (324)

Micheál Martin

Question:

324. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of staff in her Department assigned solely or primarily to work on North-South issues; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21257/18]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The Unit of my Department that leads on North-South issues is situated within the Innovation & Investment Division. That Unit’s primary responsibility, when it comes to North-South issues, is optimising cross-border enterprise collaboration, mainly through support of and engagement with InterTrade Ireland. Notwithstanding that there is a specific Unit with designated responsibility for this area, all teams across the Department, including Brexit Unit, have cognisance of North-South issues insofar as they relate to their respective policy areas.

The following table sets out the staff who have north south issues as part of their responsibilities:

Grade

No.

Principal Officer

1

Assistant Principal Officer

1

Higher Executive Officer

1

Clerical Officer

1

Total

4