Wednesday, 20 October 2004

Ceisteanna (191)

Charlie O'Connor

Ceist:

293 Mr. O’Connor asked the Minister for Defence the priorities of his Department following the recent Cabinet changes; the programme being followed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25724/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Defence)

My priorities are set out in the White Paper on Defence and in An Agreed Programme for Government. I intend to follow through on the implementation of the White Paper on Defence and the other commitments we have made to the ongoing modernisation and reform process and to ensure that the Defence Forces are equipped to meet challenges at home and overseas.