Written Answers. - Computer Software.

Nora Owen

Ceist:

75 Mrs. Owen asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if he has satisfied himself that his Department and all agencies under his auspices are using licensed software only; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15370/98]

It is departmental policy to purchase and install only licensed software. The procurement of software by State bodies is a matter for the bodies concerned.