Dáil Éireann - Volume 372 - 14 May, 1987

Written Answers. - Legal Advice in Government Departments.

30. Miss Harney asked the Minister for Finance the number of individuals employed to provide legal advice in each Government Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Finance (Mr. MacSharry): The number of individuals employed to provide legal advice in each Government Department is as follows:

[2061]Department/ Office

Number of Individuals

Labour

2

Justice

1

Foreign Affairs

5

Health

shared

Social Welfare

1

Environment

Defence

1

Agriculture

2

Revenue

Commissioners

5

In addition the Office of the Attorney General (15 individuals) and the Chief State Solicitor's Office (34 individuals) provide legal advice to Government Departments as and when required.