Written answers

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Department of Transport

Departmental Bodies

9:00 pm

Photo of Lucinda CreightonLucinda Creighton (Dublin South East, Fine Gael)
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Question 300: To ask the Minister for Transport the number of high level groups operating within his Department; the purpose of each group; the year each group was set up; the number of times each group has met; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40342/10]

Photo of Noel DempseyNoel Dempsey (Minister, Department of Transport; Meath West, Fianna Fail)
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There are working groups across my Department involved in the ongoing monitoring of various activities and which meet regularly. However, set out below is a list of high level working groups operating under a specific or sectoral agenda.

Name of GroupPurpose of groupYear was set upNumber of times group met
Transport 21 Monitoring GroupMonitor the implementation of projects and programmes provided for in Transport 21200619
Steering GroupReport on the proposed merger of the National Roads Authority and the Railway Procurement Agency20108
Irish Aeronautical and Maritime Emergency Advisory Committee (IAMEAC)(Formally known as MEAG)To bring us into line with current International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)/International Maritime Organisation (IMO) guidance on the co-ordination and oversight of State Aviation, Marine and Land Search and Rescue (SAR). It had its terms of reference amended to reflect current IAMSAR(International Aeronautical and Maritime search and rescue) Guidance on national SAR Committees2010Meet approx twice a year
The National Civil Aviation Security Committee (NCASC)To advise the Government and the civil aviation industry of security policy for civil aviation, to recommend and review the effectiveness of security measures and to provide for co-ordination of the various interests involved1974Since the formation of the Department of Transport on 18th June 2002 this group has met 11 times

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