Written answers

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ministerial Responsibilities

Photo of Seán SherlockSeán Sherlock (Cork East, Labour)
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614. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the specific delegated functions that have been transferred to Ministers of State appointed in December 2022, in tabular form; and the date of transfer. [1470/23]

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Leader of the Opposition; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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There are two Ministers of State at my Department, Peter Burke TD and Seán Fleming TD.  On 21 December 2022, Minister Burke was appointed Minister of State with responsibility for EU Affairs and Minister Fleming was appointed Minister of State with responsibility for International Development and Diaspora.

The Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) (No.2) Act, 1977 provides for the delegation of statutory Ministerial powers and duties to Ministers of State. This may be done at the request of the Minister concerned, by Government Order.

My statutory powers as Minister for Foreign Affairs relate to consular, passport and other technical matters and it is not the practice, nor is it considered necessary, to delegate these functions.

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