Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (898)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

912 Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of chairpersons appointed to State boards since March 2011 who have appeared before the relevant Oireachtas joint committee; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36024/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport)

I refer the Deputy to Question No. 209 of the 8th March 2012 in which I set out details of the Chairpersons whom I have appointed and of their appearances before the Joint Oireachtas Committee. Since that date I have made five further appointments of Chairpersons to various port companies. These appointments are of a temporary nature and expire at the end of September. The purpose of these temporary appointments is to allow their long-term replacements as chairpersons to appear before the Joint Oireachtas Committee prior to their appointment. Full detailsof State Board appointments are available on my Department's website at http://www.dttas.ie/StateBoardMembership.aspx.