Tuesday, 22 March 2005

Ceisteanna (213)

Bernard J. Durkan

Ceist:

211 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the roles and functions carried out by special advisers attached to his Department; if circulars or instructions have been issued within his Department concerning special advisers; and if so, if he will provide a copy of any such circular. [9255/05]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources)

The role and function carried out by the special adviser attached to my Department is to perform any duties which may be assigned to him from time to time as appropriate to the position of special adviser as set out in section 11 of the Public Service Management Act 1997. These include providing advice to me and monitoring, facilitating and securing the achievement of Government objectives that relate to the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, as requested by me.