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Written Answers. - Official Language Equality.

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 4

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 152. Mr. O'Shea Information on Brian O'Shea Zoom on Brian O'Shea  asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Information on Mary Harney Zoom on Mary Harney  the additional costs which have arisen from the obligations on her Department in relation to the adoption by the Government in July 2002 of official language equality as one of the three new principles for quality customer services; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24593/02]

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment (Ms Harney): Information on Mary Harney Zoom on Mary Harney The Government adopted three new principles for quality customer service in July 2000. One of these principles was official languages equality to provide quality services through Irish and or bilingually and inform customers of their right to choose to be dealt with through one or other of the official languages.

No additional costs have arisen for my Department arising from this principle.


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