Written Answers - Ministerial Responsibilities.

Wednesday, 9 March 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 599 No. 3

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  215.  Mr. Quinn  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs  Information on Seamus Brennan  Zoom on Seamus Brennan   the practice in his Department relating to the identification for legal and administrative purposes of his Department as an entity separate and distinct from his own legal personality as Minister, indicating whether contracts or other legal rights or liabilities are entered into, accepted or enjoyed in the name of his Department rather than in his own name; if so, the nature of those contracts, rights and liabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8176/05]

Minister for Social and Family Affairs (Mr. Brennan): Information on Seamus Brennan  Zoom on Seamus Brennan  My Department and my legal personality as Minister are indivisible in so far as entering into contracts or other legal arrangements arises. My Department does not enjoy or accept legal rights, liabilities or entitlements distinct from those of my office as Minister.


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