Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (285)

Niall Collins

Question:

285. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine 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. [49305/12]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

There are currently 12 State Bodies that fall under the aegis of my Department:

1. Aqua Licensing Appeals Board

2. Bord Bia

3. Bord na gCon

4. Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)

5. Coillte

6. Horse Racing Ireland

7. Irish National Stud

8. Marine Institute

9. National Milk Agency

10. Sea Fisheries Protection Authority

11. Teagasc

12. Veterinary Council of Ireland

My Department has neither established nor abolished any quasi-Governmental organisation or agency, since March 2011 apart from the Beef Policy 2020 Activation Group which was established in February 2011 and then dissolved in June 2011 following the presentation of its report to me.