Written Answers. - State-sponsored Bodies.

Dick Roche

Ceist:

153 Mr. Roche asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform 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 his Department; the fees paid to the chairman and ordinary directors of these bodies; and when these fees were last agreed. [10244/00]

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following tabular statement:

Name of State-Sponsored Body

Year Established

Legal basis under which they were established

Annual Fee paid to Chairman

Annual Fee paid to Ordinary Directors

When these fees were last agreed

National Disability Authority

1998 (on an interim basis)

National Disability Authority Act, 1998 on its commencement

Yet to be agreed

Legal Aid Board

Scheme of Civil Legal Aid & Advice – introduced in December, 1979 came into operation in August, 1980.

Administrative Basis

£4,000

£2,500

1 July, 1992

Civil Legal Aid Act, 1995 – enacted by S.I. No. 273 of 1996 with effect from 11 October, 1996.

Statutory Basis

*Equality Authority

8 March, 1999

Employment Equality Act, 1998 (Section 42)

£4,000

Nil

3 March, 1999

Courts ServiceAn tSeirbhis Chuirteanna

9 November, 1999

Section 4 of the Courts Service Act, 1998. The Establishment day was set by Order of the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform in accordance with Section 3 of the Courts Service Act, 1998.

Not Applicable

£3,000There are 17 members of the Courts Service Board. The nine Judges and the chief executive officer are not paid a fee.

3 December, 1999.Annual Fee sanctioned by the Department of Finance.

Name of State-Sponsored Body

Year Established

Legal basis under which they were established

Annual Fee paid to Chairman

Annual Fee paid to Ordinary Directors

When these fees were last agreed

Garda Síochána Complaints Board

1987

Garda Síochána (Complaints) Act, 1986Garda Síochána (Complaints) Act, 1986Establishment Day Order, 1987

£4,000

£2,500

1 January, 1993

Land Registry & Registry of Deeds Interim Board

2 April, 1992

Non-Statutory

£6,000

£4,000

1 January, 1995

Prisons Authority Interim Board

1998

Non-Statutory

£4,000

£3,000

23 June, 1999

Note:*The Equality Authority was appointed on a designate basis on 8 March 1999, and on a statutory basis on 18 October 1999.