Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (579)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

579. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of staff allocated since the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission was established working on competition enforcement in absolute terms and as a percentage of total staff. [19280/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The information sought by the Deputy is set out in the table below.

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No of CCPC Staff

Full-Time

Part-Time

No. of staff working on competition enforcement in absolute terms**

Percentage of total staff

No of Commission Members

2019*

89

89

0

30

33.70%

4

2018

90

90

0

29

32.22%

4

2017

85

85

0

27

31.76%

4

2016

85

85

0

23

27.06%

4

2015

85

85

0

17

20.00%

4

2014

82

82

0

21

25.61%

4

* These figures are based on the full-time equivalent headcount at the end of Q1 - 2019.

** Note: a number of officials working on competition enforcement also work on car crime and pyramid selling.

In addition to the total CCPC staff in the above table, the CCPC has four Members including its Chairperson who were appointed following a competition conducted by the Public Appointments Service in accordance with section 12 of the Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014. A Detective Sergeant is also on secondment from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB).