Written Answers. - Work Permits.

Ceist:

162 Dr. Upton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if she will ensure that applications from a business (details supplied) for work permits are processed as soon as possible. [27611/01]

I have been informed by the work permits section of my Department that the applications referred to were issued on 10 November 2001 and have been posted to the employer concerned.