Written Answers. - Departmental Surveys.

Jim Higgins

Ceist:

57 Mr. Higgins (Mayo) asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if an efficiency study of his Department has recently been carried out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20960/99]

The Department's inspection and internal audit unit keeps under continuous review the efficient and effective use of the Department's personnel and financial resources at home and abroad. It is at the moment engaged in an overall examination of the tasks and resources within the Department.