Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (382)

Barry Cowen

Question:

382. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the date of each review and revision of the material published under the publication scheme of her Department as outlined in section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48203/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

My Department’s publication scheme as outlined in Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 is available on our website, www.chg.gov.ie. The Scheme, initially published in April 2016, was reviewed in 2017 following the reorganisation of my Department, covers a broad remit of information and materials. These are published under six pillars, as follows:

- Information about the Department;

- Services Provided by the Department;

- The Department's Decision-Making Process for Major Policy Proposals;

- Financial Information;

- Procurement;

- FOI Disclosure Logs and other Information.

Information and materials across all pillars are updated regularly by individual areas of my Department.

I am informed that a comprehensive review of the publication scheme is currently underway and it is expected  that this will completed shortly.