87. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will upgrade status from stamp 2 to stamp 4 in the case of a person (details supplied); if the person's child's birth certificate will be returned; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40760/16]


Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned only applied to INIS towards the end of October and the position is still the same as was set out in my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 73 of 10 November, 2016.
The Deputy may wish to note that 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.