310. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for a work permit by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23269/19]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): At the outset, I would remind the Deputy that ministerial responsibility for the State's work permit system is vested in the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.
In terms of the wider immigration case of the person concerned, I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that an application made by the person concerned for an extension of student conditions was refused by letter dated 10th September, 2018.
In light of the fact that the person concerned had no valid basis to remain in the State, they were, by letter dated 19th October, 2018, notified of the proposal to make a Deportation Order in respect of them and, in response to that notification, the person concerned has submitted written representations.
These representations, together with all other information and documentation on file, will be fully considered, under Section 3(6) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) and all other applicable legislation, in advance of a final decision being made.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically established for this purpose. This service enables up to date information on such cases to be obtained without the need to seek information by way of the Parliamentary Questions process. The Deputy may consider using the e-mail service except in cases where the response from the INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.