Dáil Éireann - Volume 542 - 17 October, 2001

Written Answers. - Departmental Bodies.

153. Mr. Cosgrave asked the Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs the number of task forces or special committees set up in his Department since 1997; the date they were established; the terms of reference of each; if they have reported; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24492/01]

Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs (Mr. D. Ahern): Because of the range of my Department's activities there is, at any one time, a range of working groups, committees, project boards and so on involved in the many aspects of my Department's business. Since 1997, some 18 special committees and one task force was established under the aegis of my Department. I am arranging for my Department to send further details to the Deputy as soon as possible.