Thursday, 24 January 2019

Ceisteanna (313)

Lisa Chambers

Ceist:

313. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of meetings she has attended since the beginning of September 2018 with her officials to discuss and prepare for Brexit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3593/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

Brexit is a standing agenda item on my Department’s Management Board and Ministerial Management Board agenda. Ongoing coordination of the Department's response to Brexit including participation in inter-Departmental preparations for Brexit is overseen by an internal Working Group chaired at Assistant Secretary level and comprising officials from across the Department. This Working Group is supported by the Department's Corporate Governance and Coordination Unit. In addition to these meetings I meet regularly with senior Department officials in relation to individual policy areas. As the Deputy will appreciate, the potential impact of Brexit is also addressed in these meetings.