Written answers

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Appointments to State Boards

Photo of Barry CowenBarry Cowen (Offaly, Fianna Fail)
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208. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of boards or agencies his officials have been appointed to; if there are guidelines or protocols for members of staff being appointed to boards or agencies; if so, when same were last updated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6651/19]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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In response to the Deputy's question, officials from my Department have been appointed to 21 boards or agencies.

The provisions of Circular 12/2010, Protocol for Civil Servants Nominated to the Boards of Non-commercial State Bodies, which are also incorporated within the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies, apply to officials of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and to all civil servants serving on Boards of non-commercial State bodies. These are the most recent protocols that exist for members of staff being appointed to boards or agencies.

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