Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (312)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

312. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will set out in tabular form, by reference to each named firm, the amount paid out in respect of legal fees during 2013 by his Department to law firms in or outside the State for services rendered to it; if he will provide in a similar format the amount paid out in respect of legal fees during 2013 by State bodies including commercial or non-commercial and regulatory bodies established by or under his Department, to law firms in or outside the State for services rendered to it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11867/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

There was no expenditure on legal fees by my Department in 2013. The information the Deputy has sought regarding the agencies under the aegis of my Department is an operational matter for each Agency. I will request the relevant bodies to reply directly to the Deputy with the information requested in respect of their organisation.