Dáil Éireann - Volume 643 - 11 December, 2007
Written Answers. - Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
Deputy Damien English Deputy Damien English
Deputy Damien English asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the steps she has taken to offset the carbon dioxide emissions caused by ministerial travel in her Department; and if none to date, the plans she will put in place on the matter. [34260/07]
Deputy Mary Coughlan Deputy Mary Coughlan
Deputy Mary Coughlan: The setting of policy in relation to the offsetting of carbon dioxide emissions from Ministerial travel is a matter, in the first instance, for my colleague, the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. I understand that he, on foot of the commitment in the Programme for Government on carbon offsetting official air travel, is developing a scheme for use by all Government Departments and bodies under their aegis and that he intends to announce details of the scheme shortly.
Dáil Éireann 643 Written Answers. Greenhouse Gas Emissions.