Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation
Question 296: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number and names of the State bodies under the aegis of his Department which are subject to the Revised Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9266/12]
Question 297: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he has received the annual report on corporate governance from all State bodies under the aegis of his Department which are subject to the Revised Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies for 2010 as required under section 13.1 of the code, if not, if he will outline which State bodies have not done so and if having reviewed the reports he is satisfied that all State bodies are complying with the provisions of the code; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9272/12]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 296 and 297 together.
There are 13 State Bodies (1 of which comprises the 35 County and City Enterprise Boards) under the aegis of my Department which are subject to the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies. These are:
2. Enterprise Ireland,
3. National Standards Authority of Ireland,
4. 35 County and City Enterprise Boards (CEBs),
5. Science Foundation Ireland,
6. IDA Ireland,
7. Shannon Development,
8. Competition Authority,
9. National Consumer Agency,
10. Irish Accounting and Auditing Standards Authority,
11. Personal Injuries Assessment Board,
12. Labour Relation Commission, and
13. Health and Safety Authority.
I have received annual reports under Section 13.1 of the Code for 2010 for all these State Bodies, with the exception of the following CEBs: South Cork, South Dublin, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Waterford City, and Waterford County, whose reports are currently being finalised. In relation to all other reports received to date, I am assured that they are in compliance with the provisions of the Code.