Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Questions (96)

Joan Burton

Question:

96. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when the term of the director general of the Central Statistics Office will come to an end; and his plans in respect of appointing a new director general. [20649/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The Director General of the Central Statistics Office is appointed in accordance with the Statistics Act 1993 and the EU Regulation on European Statistics. The Government agreed to extend the Director General’s term of appointment on 26 February 2019 in accordance with section 12 (4) of the Statistics Act 1993, which provides that the Director General shall hold office on such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Taoiseach after consultation with the Minister for Finance. This appointment will expire 30 May 2024. The appointment will then be considered in the context of the relevant provisions of the Statistics Act 1993 and the EU Regulation on European Statistics.