Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Questions (92)

John O'Mahony

Question:

162 Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of press conferences and policy launches which were held by her Department in 2007 and 2008; the cost of hosting each one; if she will supply the information in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3708/09]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Enterprise)

Details of press conferences and policy launches held by my Department are given in the following table:

Date

Subject

Cost

10/01/07

Farm Safety Booklet with Dept. of Agriculture and Food

24/01/07

Employment Permits Act, 2006

*4,086

26/01/07

NDP spend of €13.6 billion investment in enterprise

01/02/07

Consumer Protection Bill

807

11/02/07

Employment Rights Agenda

642

28/02/07

Forfás Influenza Planning Report

547

21/03/07

ESRI Bullying Report

409

25/04/07

Business Regulation Forum

45

26/04/07

“Tech-Check” Programme for Small Business

721

03/05/07

Company Law Review Group Report

578

18/05/07

Code of Practice for Domestic Workers

272

18/12/07

ESF Human Capital Investment Programme 2007-2013 (HCIOP)

**20,660

10/01/08

Workers Rights Campaign

100

14/02/08

Forfás Review of the European Single Market in Ireland

385

18/03/08

Employment Law Compliance Bill

404

02/04/08

Report of High Level Group on Manufacturing

584

24/06/08

Innovation Policy Statement

571

30/07/08

Labour Relations Commission Annual Report

416

06/08/08

High Level Group on Business Regulation

243

12/09/08

Services Strategy

45

15/12/08

1st Report on Implementation of Strategy for Science and Technology

378

*A seminar for key stakeholders, attended by some 150 companies, was also held on the same day at this launch, which included detailed presentations to companies on how the new administrative arrangements under the Act would apply. The cost includes the seminar.
**This refers to a launch and seminar for key stakeholders. The event also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the European Social Fund (ESF). The events were in compliance with the regulatory requirements relating to the receipt of European Social Funding.