Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Ceisteanna (604)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

604. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the circumstances in which her Department may request that a person hand up their passport and retain this passport for up to 21 days; the Act under which such a decision is made; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50396/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

I am not aware of any specific powers within the social welfare code under which my Department would require a person to surrender their passport. If the Deputy is aware of a particular case, perhaps he would let me have the details and I will arrange to have the matter investigated.