148. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if legal privilege may attach to information regarding the names of persons sitting on a working group convened by a Department. [4990/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will appreciate that my Department has a very wide range of responsibilities, including matters relating to the law, courts, law enforcement and national security.  In the absence of further detail on the kind of working group envisaged, the subject matter of its discussions and the composition of its membership, it is difficult to give a definitive answer to this question.  In any case, to the extent that the question appears to be seeking legal advice or an interpretation of the law, it would not be appropriate for me to comment on it in response to a parliamentary question.