Dáil Éireann - Volume 609 - 02 November, 2005

Written Answers. - Ministerial Appointments.

  172. Mr. Costello asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the progress made regarding his examination of the issues that have arisen in relation to the academic qualifications of the person recently appointed as chief science adviser; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31599/05]

  Mr. Martin: I am continuing to examine the issues raised in the House and in the media in relation to the academic qualifications of the chief science adviser. I have raised the specific issues identified in the previous questions and representations from members of the House with the chief science adviser and have sought his response. I have met the chief science adviser to discuss the issues in question and following that meeting I have asked the chief science adviser to submit additional information. The issues raised are significant and it is vital that a full and diligent examination and consideration of them is undertaken and that a determination is made only when all of the issues are fully considered.