Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (167)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

167. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of vacant posts at the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission; the length of time each has been vacant for; when the vacancies will be filled; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48062/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is the statutory body responsible for the enforcement of domestic and EU competition law in the State. Section 9 (5) of the Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 provides that the Commission is independent in the performance of its functions. As staffing matters generally are part of the day-to-day operational work of the Commission, I, as Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, have no direct function in these matters.

The information sought by the Deputy in relation to vacant posts at the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission is set out in the attached table.

Vacant Posts