Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Ceisteanna (326)

John Dennehy

Ceist:

455 Mr. Dennehy asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if a new deputy State pathologist will be appointed in the near future; and if he will give consideration to a further additional appointment to assist the State pathology department in its work. [3036/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

Following the recent appointment of a person to the post of State pathologist, a vacancy for a deputy State pathologist exists. My Department has requested the Office of the Civil Service and Local Appointments Commissioners to make arrangements for the filling of this post as a matter of urgency. I will keep the staffing requirements of the Office of the State Pathologist under review.