Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (172)

Niall Collins

Question:

172. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide in a tabular form the total list of quasi-Governmental organisations and agencies under his remit; if he will provide a list of quasi-Governmental organisations and agencies under his remit that have been abolished since March 2011 or are scheduled to be abolished and the date on which they are due to be abolished; the date on which the body was created; the name of the body; the 2012 Budget for the body; the number of employees of the body in 2012; the names of any outside consultants hired by the organisation since March 2011 and what future plans he has for the body. [49317/12]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Government is committed to a programme of public service reform and improvement. As part of the work in this area, we are looking at classifications and listings of State agencies in order to produce more coherent and focused directories of services for citizens and the Oireachtas. Broadly the position is that there are a number of offices of State which typically are staffed by civil servants and have their own Vote for the allocation of public monies and which are within a Vote group. Secondly, there are non-commercial state bodies who are usually staffed by public servants and funded (or part funded) through a grant-in-aid from their parent Department. The following is a list of the offices and agencies under the remit of my Department:

Name of Office or Agency

Office of Public Works

State Laboratory

Public Appointments Service

The Office of the Ombudsman

Commission for Public Service Appointments

Valuation Office

Valuation Tribunal

Economic and Social Research Institute

Institute of Public Administration

Special EU Programmes Body

No quasi-governmental organisations and/or agencies have been created or abolished by my Department since 9 March 2011.