Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (186)

Lucinda Creighton

Question:

186. Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Finance if he will list in tabular form all legislation and specific sections therein that refer to powers delegated to the Minister for State with special responsibility for public service reform and the Office of Public Works; if he will detail the title of the civil servants who are responsible for reporting directly to said Minister of State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24615/14]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

No order under the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment)(No. 2) Act 1977 delegating functions to the Minister of State has been signed by me. However, following a Government decision of 18th October 2011, the Minister of State was assigned responsibility for International Tax Issues and Customs Reform. The senior civil servant with overall repsonsibility in the areas mentioned is the Assistant Secretary who heads the Fiscal Policy Division.

Functions in respect of the Office of Public Works and Public Service Reform are a matter for my colleague, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.