Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Department of Justice, Equality and Defence
Nicky McFadden (Longford-Westmeath, Fine Gael)
Question 356: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the specific roles and responsibilities of the Ministers of State in his Department. [17057/11]
Alan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
I can inform the Deputy that my Department has one Minister of State, Ms. Kathleen Lynch T.D. who was appointed on 10 March 2011.
Minister of State Lynch has general responsibility for equality issues in my Department but also plays a role, as required, in relation to all aspects of the Departmentâ€™s work, for instance representing the State at meetings here and abroad in the Justice and Equality areas.