Thursday, 11 March 2004

Questions (73)

Phil Hogan

Question:

69 Mr. Hogan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if she intends to review the operation of the Office of the Director of Consumer Affairs to ensure it is given the necessary additional powers to investigate complaints about the public and private sector by consumers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8016/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Enterprise)

The current level of investigatory and other powers which are available to the Director of Consumer Affairs are, I believe, generally adequate for the purposes of consumer protection enforcement purposes. There are some instances where there may be some enforcement difficulties and these are under examination by my Department at present.

Question No. 70 answered with QuestionNo. 17.