Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (119)

Michael Moynihan

Question:

119. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Taoiseach if Cabinet committee F, national security, has met recently. [11935/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The Committee last met on 8 February 2018. The meeting was attended by Ministers and Senior Officials from the Departments of Finance; Public Expenditure and Reform; Foreign Affairs and Trade; Justice and Equality; Health; Communications, Climate Action and Environment; Transport, Tourism and Sport; Housing, Planning and Local Government; and Defence.

Arrangements are being made for the next meeting of Cabinet Committee F next week.

The role of Cabinet Committee F is "to keep the State's systems for the analysis of, preparation for, and response to, threats to national security under review and to provide high-level coordination between relevant Departments and agencies on related matters".

In December 2018, Government published ‘A Policing Service for the Future’, the implementation plan of the Report on the Commission on the Future of Policing. This is an ambitious but realistic 4 year plan set out across four key phases, which will deliver a modern, highly professional, human rights based police service. Cabinet Committee G provides political oversight of this programme of reform.

Questions Nos. 120 and 121 answered with Question No. 112.