Thursday, 5 April 2007

Questions (343)

Jim O'Keeffe

Question:

337 Mr. J. O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs further to his reply of 28 March 2007 in relation to appointments to State boards, bodies and other entities, if in relation to the five statutory agencies, operating under the aegis of his Department, he envisages making or nominating appointments up to 31 May 2007; and if so, if he will indicate same. [13528/07]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Family)

The five statutory agencies operating under the aegis of my Department are the Pensions Board, the Combat Poverty Agency, the Citizens Information Board (formerly Comhairle), the Family Support Agency and the Social Welfare Tribunal. In addition the Pensions Ombudsman comes under the remit of my Department.

On 30th March 2007 I appointed Ms. Patricia Walshe and Ms. Laurie Cearr as members of the Citizens Information Board.

No further vacancies will arise on any boards under the aegis of my Department up to 31st May 2007.