Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (587)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

587. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the details of the public bodies and other entities under the aegis of his Department for which he is responsible for making all or some appointments to which are not subject to the guidelines on appointments to State boards, in that the recruitment and selection process is undertaken by his Department and not through the Public Appointments Service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52175/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

In line with a Government Decision of 25 November 2014 and Guidelines put in place by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform relating to the advertising for expressions of interest in vacancies on State Boards, my Department, in conjunction with the Public Appointments Service (PAS), currently advertises board vacancies as they arise, where I, as Minister, have nominating rights under relevant legislation.  I also appoint members on the nomination of various bodies, again in accordance with relevant legislation. Furthermore, certain State Board appointments are executive in nature and are filled on foot of open recruitment competitions.

The following table outlines the agencies/boards under the aegis of my Department and their legislative basis:

State Agency/ Body/ Legal Basis

Legal Basis for Appointment to the Board

An Bord Pleanála

1977 under the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act 1973 - repealed by the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).

Part IV, Chapter 1, S.105, S106, S107 - Planning and Development Acts 2000-2015

Ervia

Gas Act 1976, Schedule 1 (as amended by S13 of the Water Services Act 2014.

First Schedule, Gas Act, 1976 as amended by S.13 of the Water Services Act, 2014

Gas Networks Ireland

Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Section 7(3) of the Gas Regulation Act 2013 and Article 14(2) of the Articles of   Association of Gas Networks Ireland

Housing Finance Agency

Housing Finance Agency Act, 1981.

Articles 64, 82 and 88 of the Articles of Association of the Housing Finance Agency

Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency

S.I. No. 264 of 2012

Section 6, S.I. No. 264 of 2012

Irish Water

Memorandum and Articles of Association

Article 19 of the Articles of Association of Irish Water

Local Government Management Agency

Local   Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012; S.I. No. 288 of 2012; S.I.  No. 289 of 2012; S.I. No. 290 of 2012; S.I. No. 423 of 2012.

Section 6, S.I. No. 290 of 2012

National Oversight and Audit Commission

S126B.(1) of the Local Government Act 2001

Section 61 (1) of the Local Government Reform Act 2014 amends the Principal Act by the insertion of S.126H.

 

Section 61 (1) of the Local Government Reform Act 2014 further amends the Principal Act by the insertion of 126I. (7)(a) which permits the Minister, by Order, to   increase the number of members to 12, if deemed necessary by taking account   of the volume of business coming before NOAC.

National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee

Sections 19 and 20 of the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998

Section 20, Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998

Ordnance Survey Ireland

Section 3, Ordnance Survey Ireland Act, 2001

Section 11, Ordnance Survey Ireland Act, 2001

Property Registration Authority

Section 9 of the Registration of Deeds and Titles Act 2006

Section 11, Registration of Deeds and Titles Act 2006

Pyrite Resolution Board

Section 8 of the Pyrite Resolution Act 2013

Section 11 (1) of the Pyrite Resolution Act 2013

Residential Tenancies Board

Section 150(1) of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004.

Section   66 of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015, amends Section 153(1)   of the Principal Act

Valuation Tribunal

Valuation Act 2001

Section 12, Valuation Act 2001

Water Advisory Board

Water Services Act 2017

Section 45, Water Services Act 2017