Written Answers. - Company Services.

Eamon Gilmore

Ceist:

209 Mr. Gilmore asked the Minister for Defence if his Department has retained the services of a person or company (details supplied) since June 1997; if so, the nature of those services; the duration and the fees involved; if this person or company is retained on transactions related to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27564/01]

Neither the person nor the firm referred to in the Deputy's question was engaged by my Department during the period from June 1997.