Dáil Éireann - Volume 605 - 28 June, 2005
Written Answers - Consultancy Contracts.
Mr. Bruton Mr. Bruton
224. Mr. Bruton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the total cost, number and nature of legal services sought by her Department from 1998 to 2004 and to date in 2005; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22414/05]
Ms Harney Ms Harney
Ms Harney:My Department has sought and obtained legal advice on a wide range of issues over the period in question. Many issues require  several separate legal advices. Most of the legal advice is provided on an ongoing basis by the Department’s own legal adviser. In addition, legal advice is provided by the Office of the Attorney General.
Due to the confidential and privileged nature of legal advice, it would be inappropriate to provide details of the subject matter of the various advices sought. However, the information requested in relation to the cost of other legal services for the period mentioned is being compiled in my Department and will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as possible.
Dáil Éireann 605 Written Answers Consultancy Contracts.