Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (735)

Darren O'Rourke

Ceist:

735. Deputy Darren O'Rourke asked the Minister for Justice if she has spoken to the UK Home Secretary since her appointment. [27143/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I have not yet spoken to the UK Home Secretary, the Rt. Hon. Priti Patel MP, since my appointment in June. An introductory phone call scheduled in July had to be postponed due to conflicting diary engagements. I hope that this phone call can take place in the coming period. I have, however, had an introductory phonecall with the Rt. Hon. James Brokenshire MP, Minister of State for Security at the Home Office. This phonecall took place on the 10th September 2020.

I would like to assure the Deputy that my Department regularly engages with our counterparts across UK Government to discuss and support ongoing cooperation on important law enforcement and justice-related matters.

Question No. 736 answered with Question No. 730.