Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Ceisteanna (468)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

468. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she will publish the Departmental briefing paper on her role, remits and powers afforded to her upon appointment to the Cabinet. [14523/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

In keeping with the established practice, a comprehensive briefing document was prepared in advance of my appointment by officials in the Department of Education and Skills which was then finalised following the Taoiseach's announcement that the previous Department of Education and Skills would have its responsibilities, together with certain responsibilities previously assigned to other Departments, assigned to two Ministers in the current Government.

The briefing document provided to me represents the first phase of briefing following my appointment and as briefings are continuing I do not propose to make the briefing document available at this time. The Deputy may wish to note that, in accordance with established practice, the briefing document will be published on the Department's website in the coming weeks.