Written Answers. - Freedom of Information Act.

Michael Ring

Question:

263 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Finance when the Freedom of Information Act, 1997, will apply to Coillte Teoranta; and the State companies, agencies and bodies to which the Freedom of Information Act, 1997, currently applies. [7983/01]

Coillte Teoranta is not currently covered by the Freedom of Information Act and no specific date has been set for its inclusion. The remit of the Freedom of Information Act is being extended on an incremental basis. In addition to those bodies specified within the Act, dozens of other public bodies have been brought within it by way of secondary legislation. Deputies will be aware that preparations are under way to bring further bodies within the Act in 2001. In addition, Government Departments generally are being consulted on further extensions beyond those already decided upon.

For the Deputy's information a list of public bodies currently under the remit of the Freedom of Information Act follow.

Bodies subject to the Freedom of Information Act, 1997

Appeal Commissioners for purposes of Tax Acts

01-6624530

Army Pensions Board

01-6795000

Attorney General

01-6616944

Blood Transfusion Service Board

01-6603333

An Bord Pleanála

01-8728011

Censorship of Publications Board

01-6610553

Central Statistics Office

021-535124

Chief State Solicitor's Office

01-4784333

Civil Service Commissioners

01-6615611

Coimisiún Logainmneacha

01-8206100

Comhairle na Nimheanna

01-6714711

Comhairle na nOspidéal

01-6763474

Commission for Electricity Regulation

01-6734816

Commission for Charitable Donations and Bequests

01-6766095

Companies Registration Office

01-8045250

Competition Authority

01-8045400

Comptroller and Auditor General

01-6793122

Courts Service

01-8886000

Defence Forces

01-8042758

Department of Agriculture and Food

01-6072386

Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands

01-6473081

Department of Defence

01-8042187

Department of Education and Science

01-8095039

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

01-6312336

Department of the Environment and Local Government

01-8882244

Department of Finance

01-6045536

Department of Foreign Affairs

01-4082277

Department of Health and Children

01-6354255

Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform

01-6028408

Department of Marine and Natural Resources

01-6199370

Department of Public Enterprise

01-6041521

Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs

01-6732340

Department of the Taoiseach

01-6194138

Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation

01-6313904

Director of Consumer Affairs

01-4025516

Director of Public Prosecutions

01-6789222

Equality Authority

01-4173333

Environmental Protection Agency

053-60632

Heritage Council

056-70777

Houses of the Oireachtas

01-6183220

Information Commissioner

01-6395658

Ireland-US Commission for Educational Exchange

01-4082277

Irish Manuscripts Commission

01-6761610

Irish Medicines Board

01-6764971

Irish Sports Council

01-6763837

Land Registry

01-8048297

Local Appointments Commissioners

01-6615611

National Archives

01-4783711

National Archives Advisory Council

01-4783711

National Council for Curriculum & Assessment

01-6617158

National Gallery of Ireland

01-6615133

National Library of Ireland

01-6030371

National Museum of Ireland

01-6777444

Office of Public Works

01-6476120

Official Censor of Films

01-6761985

Ombudsman

01-6785222

Ordnance Survey

01-8025300

Patents Office

056-20111

Pensions Board

01-6762622

Public Offices Commission

01-6785222

Registrar of Friendly Societies

01-8045472

Registry of Deeds

01-8048066

Revenue Commissioners

01-7020850

Social Welfare Appeals Office

01-6718633

State Laboratory

01-8217700

Valuation Office

01-8171000

County Council/ County Borough/ Corporation

Carlow County Council

0503-70300

Cavan County Council

049-431799

Clare County County

065-6821616

Cork County Council

021-276891

Cork Corporation

021-966222

Donegal County Council

074-72445

Dublin Corporation

01-6723775

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council

01-2054734

Fingal County Council

01-8727777

Galway County Council

091-509093

Galway Corporation

091-568151

Kerry County Council

066-7121111

Kildare County Council

045-873800 x:3870

Kilkenny County Council

056-52699

Laois County Council

0502-22044

Leitrim County Council

078-20005

Limerick County Council

061-318477

Limerick Corporation

061-312988

Longford County Council

043-46231

Louth County Council

042-9332276

Mayo County Council

094-24444

Meath County Council

046-21581

Monaghan County Council

047-30500

Offaly County Council

0506-46822

Roscommon County Council

0903-37100

Sligo County Council

071-56679

South Dublin County Council

01-4149131

Tipperary (NR) County Council

067-31771

Tipperary (SR) County Council

052-25399

Waterford County Council

058-20804

Waterford Corporation

051-309920

Westmeath County Council

044-40861

Wexford County Council

053-42211

Wicklow County Council

0404-20100 x:2101

Borough Corporation

Clonmel

052-22100

Drogheda

041-33511

Kilkenny

056-21076

Sligo

071-42141

Wexford

053-42611

Urban District Councils

Arklow

0402-321819

Athlone

0902-72107

Athy

0507-31444

Ballina

096-21399

Ballinasloe

0905-42263

Birr

0509-20187

Bray

01-2868285

Buncrana

077-61198

Bundoran

072-41230

Carlow

0503-31759

Carrickmacross

042-61236

Carrick-on-Suir

051-40032

Cashel

062-61166

Castlebar

094-21279

Castleblaney

042-40058

Cavan

049-31397

Clonakilty

023-33380

Clones

047-51018

Cobh

021-81130

Dundalk

042-32276

Dungarvan

058-41111

Ennis

065-28040

Enniscorthy

054-33540

Fermoy

025-31201

Kells

046-40064

Killarney

064-31023

Kilrush

065-51047

Kinsale

021-772154

Letterkenny

074-21276

Listowel

068-21004

Longford

043-46474

Macroom

026-41545

Mallow

022-21542

Midleton

021-63158

Monaghan

047-82600

Naas

045-97232

Navan

046-29078

Nenagh

067-31241

New Ross

051-21417

Skibbereen

028-21222

Templemore

0504-31138

Thurles

0504-21433

Tipperary

062-51179

Tralee

066-21633

Trim

046-31238

Tullamore

0506-52470

Westport

098-25888

Wicklow

0404-67327

Youghal

024-92926

Town Commissioners

Ardee

041-56083

Balbriggan

01-8412178

Ballybay

047-82211

Ballyshannon

072-51179

Bandon

023-41181

Bantry

027-50058

Belturbet

049-22922

Boyle

078-62101

Cootehill

049-52106

Droichead Nua

045-431785

Edenderry

0405-31256

Gorey

055-21205

Granard

043-86571

Greystones

01-2876694

Kilkee

065-56040

Leixlip

01-6245777

Lismore

058-54156

Loughrea

091-841536

Mhuine Bheag

0503-42773

Mountmellick

0502-22044

Mullingar

044-40861

Passage West

021-285303

Portlaoise

0502-22044

Shannon

061-362319

Tramore

058-42822

Tuam

093-24246

Health Boards

Eastern Regional Health Authority

01-4150054

South Western Area Health Board

Northern Area Health Board

East Coast Area Health Board

Health Board Executive

Midland Health Board

0506-46735

Mid Western Health Board

061-483272

North Eastern Health Board

049-61822

North Western Health Board

074-30562

South Eastern Health Board

056-51702

Southern Health Board

021-923667

Western Health Board

091-773838

Voluntary Hospitals

Beaumont Hospital

01-8093020

Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospital

01-8140446

Central Remedial Clinic

01-8332206

Coombe Women's Hospital

01-4085316

City of Dublin Skin and Cancer Hospital, Hume Street

01-6766935

Dublin Dental Hospital Board

01-6127311

Incorporated Orthopaedic Hospital (Clontarf)

01-8332521

Leopardstown Park Hospital

01-2955055

Mater Misericordiae

01-8032982

Mercy Hospital, Cork

021-271971

National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street

01-6373552

National Rehabilitation Hospital (Dun Laoghaire)

01-2854777

Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross

01-4972101

Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin

01-4096743

Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe

0905-42140

Rotunda Hospital

01-8171774

Royal Hospital, Donnybrook

01-4066629

Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital

01-6785500 x360

South Infirmary/Victoria Hospital limited, Cork

021-964333

St. Francis Hospice, Raheny

01-8327535

St. James's Hospital

01-4162463

St. John's Hospital, Limerick

061-311141 x151

St. Luke's Hospital

01-4065159

St. Mary's Hospital and Residential School (Baldoyle)

01-8323056

St. Micheal's Hospital (Dun Laoghaire)

01-2806901 x108

St. Patrick's Hospital/Marymount Hospice, Cork

021-557400

St. Vincent's Hospital (Fairview)

01-8842407

St. Vincent's University Hospital (Elm Park)

01-2094985

Tallaght Hospital

01-4142860

The Children's Hospital, Temple Street

01-8748763 x503

Bodies providing services for people with intellectual disability

Brothers of Charity Southern Services, Glanmire, County Cork

021-821012

Brothers of Charity Services, Clarinbridge, County Galway

091-755241

Brothers of Charity Services, Bawnmore, Limerick

061-412288

Brothers of Charity Services, Roscommon

0903-26842

Brothers of Charity Services, Waterford

051-832211

Camphill Communities, Callan, County Kilkenny

056-25737

Cheeverstown House, Templeogue, Dublin 6W

01-4904681

COPE Foundation, Montenotte, Cork

021-507131

Daughters of Charity Service, Navan Road, Dublin 7

01-8385527

Galway County Association for Mental Handicapped Children, Galway

091-567291

Hospitaller Order of St. John of God Services, Stillorgan, County Dublin

01-2831201

Irish Sisters of Charity Services, Kells Road, Kilkenny

056-22170

KARE, Newbridge, County Kildare

045-431544

Peamount Hospital, Newcastle, County Dublin

01-6280685

Rosminian Services, Innishannon, County Cork

021-775202

Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary, Monasterevin, County Kildare

045-525327

Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary Services, Delvin, County Westmeath

044-64108

Sisters of the Bon Sauveur, Dungarvan, County Waterford

058-41322

Sisters of La Sagesse Services, Cregg House, Sligo

071-77229

Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Services, Roscrea, County Tipperary

0505-22046

Stewarts Hospital Services, Palmerstown, Dublin 20

01-6264444

St. Mary of the Angles, Beaufort, County Kerry

064-44133

St. Michaels House, Ballymun, Dublin 9

01-8840200

Sunbeam House Services, Bray, County Wicklow

01-2868451

Western Care Association, Castlebar, County Mayo

094-25133

Agencies, in receipt of significant funding, providing services for persons with a physical disability

Irish Wheelchair Association

01-8335366

Enable Holistic Services Ireland Limited

01-2695355

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland

01-2694599

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland

01-8307033

The National Association for the Deaf

01-8723800

The Cheshire Foundation in Ireland

01-6670323

The four statutory health agencies

Food Safety Authority of Ireland

01-8171300

National Council on Ageing and Older People

01-6766484

Postgraduate Medical and Dental Board

01-6763875

National Social Work Qualifications Board

01-6766281

Bodies in the Broadcasting Sector

Radio Telefís Éireann, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

01-2083122

RTE Commercial Enterprises Limited

RTE Music Limited

DTT Network Company

Seirbhísí na Gaeilge Teoranta (TG4)

091-505050

The Independent Radio and Television Commission

01-6760966

Bodies in the Social Services Sector

The Combat Poverty Agency

01-6180201

The Social Welfare Tribunal

01-7043155

Bodies in the Cultural Sector

An Chomhairle Ealaíon

01-6180201

Bodies in the Environment Sector

Local Government Computer Services Board

01-6097000

National Safety Council

01-4963422

An Chomhairle Leabharlanna

01-6761167

The Irish Water Safety Association

091-564400

The Fire Services Council

01-8882369

Bodies in the Regulatory Sector

Office of the Director of Telecommunications Regulation

01-8049600

Commission for Electricity Regulation

01-6040842

Extension of FOI:
With the approval of the Oireachtas and with effect from the dates mentioned below, regulations to give effect to an extension of the FOI Act are expected to be made by the Minister for Finance in 2001:

Bodies in the Enterprise Sector

21 January 2001

FÁSHealth and Safety AuthorityNational Standards Authority of IrelandLabour Relations CommissionFORFÁSEnterprise IrelandDA IrelandShannon Free Airport Development LimitedandÚdarás na Gaeltachta

Bodies in the Education Sector

October 2001

Universities (and other bodies to be agreed between the Minister for Finance and the Minister for Education and Science)