Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (99)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

99. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Taoiseach the date of all Cabinet committee meetings on climate change since 1 May 2016. [23472/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

Since the formation of the current Government in June 2017, discussions about climate change at Cabinet Committee level primarily take place at meetings of Cabinet Committee D, which also deals with infrastructure and housing issues. Cabinet Committee D has met on the following dates: 27 May 2019; 31 January 2019; 1 February 2018; 23 November 2017 and 12 September 2017.

Under the term of the previous Government, discussions about climate change at Cabinet Committee level primarily took place at meetings of the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure, Environment and Climate Action, which met on the following dates: 15 May 2017; 30 January 2017; 12 December 2016; 25 October 2016; and 7 July 2016.

In view of the cross cutting nature of climate change, matters relevant to climate change may also be discussed at other Cabinet Committees.

In keeping with the principles of Cabinet confidentiality and collective responsibility, it is not appropriate to divulge details of what was discussed at Cabinet Committee meetings.