Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (293, 294)

Lucinda Creighton

Question:

293. Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will list, in tabular form, all legislation and specific sections therein that refer to powers delegated to the Minister of State with special responsibility for small business; if he will detail the title of the civil servants who are responsible for reporting directly to said Minister of State and what they are responsible for; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24609/14]

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Lucinda Creighton

Question:

294. Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will list in tabular form all legislation and specific sections therein that refer to powers delegated to the Minister of State with special responsibility for research and innovation; 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. [24617/14]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 293 and 294 together.

The two Ministers of State assigned to my Department are Deputy John Perry, Minister with special responsibility for Small Business and Deputy Seán Sherlock, Minister with special responsibility for Research and Innovation. A range of functions relevant to his responsibilities in the area of Small Business was delegated to Minister Perry by the Enterprise, Trade and Innovation (Delegation of Ministerial Functions) (No. 5) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 242 of 2011). A separate Delegation of Functions Order was made as regards Research and Innovation in respect of Minister Sherlock – this was the Enterprise, Trade and Innovation (Delegation of Ministerial Functions) (No. 4) Order 2011 (S.I. 241 of 2011). Details of the legislation and specific sections that refer to powers delegated to each Minister of State are set out in the Schedules to each of the respective Orders and both orders were signed by An Taoiseach, Deputy Enda Kenny, on 24 May 2011. Copies of the Orders are available on the Irish Statute Book website at www.irishstatutebook.ie.

The relevant legislation as specified in each of these Orders, together with details of the grades of the civil servants working in the offices of Minister Perry and Minister Sherlock are set out in the tables below. These staff are established civil servants, recruited to the civil service in line with standard recruitment practices through the Public Appointments Service. Senior managers within the Department would also report as appropriate to Ministers of the Department on issues relating to their remit in the normal course of the business of the Department. Powers delegated to Minister Perry as specified in S.I. No. 242 of 2011.

LEGISLATION/SECTIONS

Oil Burners (Standards) Act 1960 (No. 24 of 1960)

Packaged Goods (Quantity Control) Act 1980 (No. 11 of 1980)

Metrology Act 1996 (No. 27 of 1996)

National Standards Authority of Ireland Act 1996 (No. 28 of 1996)

Prompt Payment of Accounts Act 1997 (No. 31 of 1997)

Section 10 of the Industrial Development Act 1995 (No. 28 of 1995)

European Communities (Late Payment in Commercial Transactions) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 388 of 2002)

European Communities (Directive 2000/31/EC) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 68 of 2003)

European Union (Provision of Services) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 533 of 2010)

The grades of civil servants working in the office of Minister Perry are as follows:

 Private Office

1 Higher Executive Officer Private Secretary

1 Staff Officer

1 Clerical Officer

 Constituency Office

1 Clerical Officer

Powers delegated to Minister Sherlock as specified in S.I. No. 241 of 2011

ACTS

Part II of the Science and Technology Act 1987 (No. 30 of 1987)

Patents Act 1992 (No. 1 of 1992)

Trade Marks Act 1996 (No. 6 of 1996)

Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 (No. 28 of 2000)

Industrial Designs Act 2001 (No. 39 of 2001)

Industrial Development (Science Foundation Ireland) Act 2003 (No. 30 of 2003)

Patents (Amendment) Act 2006 (No. 31 of 2006)

The grades of civil servants working in the office of Minister Sherlock are as follows:

 Private Office

1 Executive Officer Private Secretary

2 Clerical Officers

 Constituency Office

0.5 Clerical Officer