Thursday, 17 October 2019

Ceisteanna (241)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

241. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide a copy of all correspondence his Department had with the European Commission in July 2019. [42787/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

It is not possible to provide the information requested by the Deputy in the required time. 

The information is being compiled and will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as it is available.

The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 42A
As the Deputy is aware, this Department has a very wide range of responsibilities involving a significant amount of interaction with the European Commission relating to the multiple functions and services that the Department provides to its stakeholders. The volume of correspondence with the Commission, even within the timespan of a single month, is considerable and would require a great deal of time and resources across all functions and divisions of the Department, in order to review material that could be considered to fall within the remit of his question.
The Minister is, of course, very happy to provide the requested information and to make a statement in relation to any specific aspect of the Department’s policy or operations relating to its engagement with the European Commission.
I would be grateful therefore if the Deputy would contact this office if there is any particular issue on which he would like information.