Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
227. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if she has met with an association (details supplied) since 2016; if such meetings were requested; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53673/19]
To date I have had no meeting with the organisation referred to. While I did receive a request for a meeting, due to a heavy schedule of engagements it was not possible to facilitate the request which was subsequently referred to my colleague Pat Breen, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection for consideration. Minister Breen met with the association in question on 24 January, 2019 at the association's request. The purpose of the meeting was to listen to the association's concerns about their role in current consumer issues.
From time to time officials from my Department meet with the organisation concerned to discuss developments in consumer policy issues. Communication takes place in several ways including by telephone and by way of both formal and informal meetings.