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Corporate Governance

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 6 July 2010

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Questions (656)

Ruairí Quinn


679 Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 563 of 30 June 2010 the date of the deadline for the State agencies under her control to confirm that they have complied with the 2009 code of practice for the governance of State bodies; the name of all agencies that have, to date, confirmed their compliance with the code of practice; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30052/10]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education)

The dates of the deadlines to which the Deputy refers are outlined in Sections 12 and 13 of the revised Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies. Section 13 details the additional information that the Chairperson must furnish to me in conjunction with the annual report and accounts of the body including confirmation that the ‘Code of Practice has been adopted and the extent to which it is being complied with subject to Board approval' (13.1 xi).

Corporate Governance arrangements relating to State Bodies under the aegis of my Department including the implementation of the requirements of the Code of Practice and ongoing monitoring are overseen by the appropriate Line Divisions of my Department. The relevant line sections of my Department are presently liaising with these bodies in respect of 2009 Annual Reports and Accounts. To date three agencies under the aegis of my Department have confirmed compliance with the revised code, namely the Higher Education Authority, the Teaching Council and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.