Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (361)

Catherine Connolly


361. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of times in 2018 and to date in 2019 he has met with the CEO and-or equivalent from each State agency under the remit of his Department in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40920/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

I regularly meet the CEOs of each of the State Bodies under my remit on a formal basis both bilaterally and in the context of policy and consultative committee structures such as the Foodwise 2025 committee, which I chair. I also meet them frequently on an informal basis at conferences, industry events and trade missions.

I and my officials work closely with the State Bodies under my remit and they are represented at senior management level on relevant Stakeholders Committees and Interdepartmental Subgroups.

My officials are in regular contact with officials of each State Body and hold formal governance meetings throughout the year, as required by the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies.