Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (145)

Denis Naughten

Question:

145. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under his remit to which he has issued an instruction to cease the purchase and use of single-use plastics; when the instruction issued; the bodies that have confirmed that they no longer purchase and use single-use plastics, respectively; the bodies that have not provided such confirmation to date; when they will confirm; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29986/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

My Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics as per the directive issued by the Department of Communications, Climate action and the Environment on 3rd January 2019. There are no public bodies or agencies under my remit.