Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (402)

Lucinda Creighton


402. Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government 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 the NewEra project; if he will detail the title of the civil servants who are responsible for reporting directly to said Minister of State and that they are responsible for; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24614/14]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Minister for State O’Dowd has special responsibility for the New Era project. He is a Minister of State at my Department and at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources where his office is based. No statutory powers have been delegated to Minister for State O’Dowd in my Department. Work carried out by Minister of State O’Dowd for my Department is done on a non-legislative basis. New Era currently operates on a non-statutory basis as part of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA).