Tuesday, 3 February 2004
Martin Cullen (Minister, Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government; Waterford, Fianna Fail)
As the Deputy is well aware, I sit down with senior management to discuss all of these issues right across the system. Members from all sides of the House constantly come to me about all sorts of heritage issues in their local areas. Some even try to raise planning issues with me in which instances I inform them immediately that I have no function in the planning system. People raise issues arising in their constituencies in respect of a range of matters on a constant basis.