Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Ceisteanna (177)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

177. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if a copy of all correspondence between the office of the Secretary General of her Department and the IDA from 2016 to 1 October 2019 will be provided. [40970/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

There is extensive correspondence between the Office of the Secretary General of my Department with IDA Ireland.

From a practical perspective, it would not be possible to undertake a full search, retrieval and orderly compilation of this correspondence across a three-year period within the timeframe sought. Sufficient time would also be required to ensure full compliance with data protection requirements.

Details can, however, be more promptly provided on correspondence between the Secretary General's Office and the IDA regarding specific matters. If there is such a particular issue in respect of which the Deputy is seeking more information, I would of course be happy to make that available as soon as practicable.