Thursday, 24 January 2019

Ceisteanna (238)

Lisa Chambers

Ceist:

238. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of meetings he has attended since the beginning of September 2018 with his officials to discuss and prepare for Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3592/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

At least once a month, I meet with the Department’s Management Board. Brexit is a standing item on the Agenda at these meetings and members are updated on contingency and preparedness planning in my Department, and I also discuss Brexit issues with officials as issues arise. These meetings update on developments and discuss actions and contingency plans being developed by the Department. Since I was appointed Minister on 16 October last, I have attended six such meetings where Brexit issues have been discussed:

17 October 2018

25 October 2018

20 November 2018

7 December 2018

11 January 2019

18 January 2019

Apart from these formal meetings, I speak regularly with senior officials at other meetings as issues and queries arise so that I receive up to date information and advice, and Brexit is also considered at Cabinet.

Question No. 239 answered with Question No. 235.
Question No. 240 answered with Question No. 236.
Question No. 241 answered with Question No. 237.
Questions Nos. 242 to 244, inclusive, answered with Question No. 234.
Question No. 245 answered with Question No. 31.