Written Answers. - Semi-State Bodies.

Dick Roche

Ceist:

137 Mr. Roche asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage Gaeltacht and the Islands the name, the year of establishment, the basis under statute, statutory instrument or otherwise of commercial and non-commercial State-sponsored bodies under the aegis of her Department; the fees paid to the chairman and ordinary directors of these bodies; and when these fees were last agreed. [10243/00]

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table.

YearEstablished

Legal basis Statute

StatoryInstrument

Other

Fee'spaid toChairman

Fee'spaid toMems/Direc

When feeslast agreed

1

National Museum

1877

Dublin Science and Art Museum Act, 1877 (sec 16)

N\A

Nil

Nil

N\A

2

National Library

1881

N\A

Agreement dated 1881 between Dept of Science and Art, The Commissioner of Public Works and the RDS.

Nil

Nil

N\A

3

National Archive

1986

National Archives Act, 1986

N\A

Nil

Nil

N\A

4

National Gallery

1854

National Gallery Acts, 1854 to 1997

N\A

Nil

Nil

N\A

5

National Concert Hall

1981

N\A

Established as a Company Limited by Guarantee in 1981.

£3,000

Nil

Gov. Dec. June 1992

6

Chester Beatty Library

1966

N\A

Established as a public charitable trust under the terms of the Will of the late Sir Alfred Chester Beatty.

Nil

Nil

N\A

7

IMMA

1989

N\A

Established as a Company Limited by Guarantee under the Companies Acts, 1963 to 1990

£3,000

Nil

1989

8

Marsh's Library

1707

N\A

Established by 6 Anne Cap. 19 of 1707

Nil

Nil

9

Irish Manuscripts Commission

1928

N\A

Established by Warrant of Appointment dated October, 1928

£3,000

Nil

1998

10

Arts Council

1957

Arts Act, 1957 and as amended.

N\A

£3,000

Nil

Gov. Dec. June 1992

11

The National Theatre Society Ltd.

1911

Companies Consolidations Act 1911

N\A

Nil

Nil

N\A

12

An Foras Teanga

1999

An tAcht um Comhaontú na Breataine – Na hEireann 1999

N\A

£8,000

£5,000

1999

13

Udarás na Gaeltachta

1980

An tAcht um Údarás na Gaeltachta 1979-1999

N\A

£6,000*

£4,000

1992

14

RTE

1960

Broadcasting Authority Act, 1960 and as amended 1993.

N\A

£3,000

£2,000

Gov. Dec. June 1992

16

Broadcasting Complaints Commission

1977

Established 1977 under section 18a of Broadcast Act, 1960 inserted by Section 4 of Broadcasting Authority (Amentment) Act, 1976

N\A

Nil

Nil

N\A

17

Irish Film Board

1980

The Film Board Act, 1980 and the Film Board (Amendment) Acts, 1993 and 1997

N\A

£3,000

£2,000

Gov. Dec. June 1992

18

Heritage Council

1995

Heritage Act, 1995

N\A

£3,000

£2,000

1995

19

Waterways Ireland

1999

British Irish Agreement Act, 1999

N\A

No board

No board

No board

*In the case of the present Chairman an annual fee of £26,925 is being paid to him on the basis of a 3 day working week in the role.