Written Answers. - Semi-State Bodies.

Dick Roche

Ceist:

96 Mr. Roche asked the Minister for Health and Children 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. [10240/00]

Following is the list of boards under the aegis of the Department of Health and Children with details of their year of establishment and their statutory basis.

Beaumont Hospital Board

Established : 1977

Statutory basis: Beaumont Hospital Board (Establishment) Order, 1977

Blood Transfusion Service Board

Established : 1965

Statutory basis: Blood Transfusion Service Board (Establishment) Order, 1965

Board for the Employment of the Blind

Established: 1957

Statutory basis: The board was established in 1957 and has its own Constitution and Rules.

Board of the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin incorporating the National Children's Hospital

Established: 1996

Statutory basis: Health Act, 1970 (Section 76) (Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, Incorporating the National Children's Hospital) Order, 1996

An Bord Altranais (Nursing Board)

Established: 1985

Statutory basis: Nurses Act, 1985

Bord na Radharcmhastóirí (Opticians Board)

Established: 1956

Statutory basis: Opticians Act, 1956

An Bord Uchtala (Adoption Board)
Established: 1952
Statutory basis: Adoption Act, 1952
Comhairle na Nimheanna
Established: 1961
Statutory basis: Poisons Act, 1961
Comhairle na n-Ospidéal
Established: 1970
Statutory basis: Health Act, 1970 and Health (Hospital Bodies) Regulations, 1972
Dental Council (An Comhairle Fiaclóireachta)
Established: 1985
Statutory basis: Dentists Act, 1985
Drug Treatment Centre Board
Established: 1988
Statutory basis: Drug Treatment Centre Board (Establishment) Order, 1988
Dublin Dental Hospital Board
Established : 1963
Statutory basis: Dublin Dental Hospital (Establishment) Order 1963
Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Established: 1998
Statutory basis: Food Safety Authority of Ireland (Establishment) Order, 1997.
General Medical Services (Payments) Board
Established: 1972
Statutory basis: General Medical Services (Payments) Board (Establishment) Order, 1972
Health Research Board (An Bord Taighde Sláinte)
Established: 1986
Statutory basis: Health Research Board (Establishment) Order, 1986
Health Service Employers Agency
Established: 1996
Statutory basis: Health Service Employers Agency (Establishment) Order, 1996
Hospital Bodies Administrative Bureau
Established: 1973
Statutory basis: Hospital Bodies Administration Bureau (Establishment) Order, 1973
Hospitals Trust Board
Established: 1938
Statutory basis: Public Hospitals (Amendment) Act, 1938
Irish Medicines Board (Bord Leigheasra na hÉireann)
Established : 1996
Statutory basis: Irish Medicines Board Act, 1995
Leopardstown Park Hospital Board (Bord Ospidéal Pháirc Bhaile na Lobhar)
Established 1979
Statutory basis: Leopardstown Park Hospital Board (Establishment) Order, 1979
Medical Council
Established: 1978
Statutory basis: Medical Practitioners Act, 1978
National Ambulance Advisory Council
Established: 1993
Statutory basis: National Ambulance Advisory Council (Establishment) Order, 1998
National Cancer Registry Board
Established: 1991
Statutory basis: National Cancer Registry Board (Establishment) Order, 1991
National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery
Established: 1999
Statutory basis: The National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery (Establishment ) Order, 1999
National Council on Ageing and Older People
Established: 1997
Statutory basis National Council on Ageing and Older People (Establishment) Order, 1997
National Rehabilitation Board
Established: 1967
Statutory basis: National Rehabilitation Board (Establishment) Order 1967, Worker Participation (State Enterprise) Acts, 1977 and 1988
National Social Work Qualification Board
Established: 1997
Statutory basis: The National Social Work Qualifications Board (Establishment)
Order 1997.
Postgraduate Medical and Dental Board
Established: 1978
Statutory basis: Medical Practitioners Act, 1978
St. James's Hospital Board
Established: 1971
Statutory basis: New St. James's Hospital Board (Establishment) Order, 1998
St. Luke's Hospital Board
Established: 1999
Statutory basis: St. Luke's Hospital Board (Establishment) Order, 1999
Tallaght Hospital Board
Established: 1980
Statutory basis: Tallaght Hospital Board (Establishment) Order, 1980
Voluntary Health Insurance Board (An Bord Árachais Sláinte Shaoralaigh)
Established: 1957
Statutory basis: Voluntary Health Insurance Act, 1957
Women's Health Council
Established: 1997
Statutory basis: Women's Health Council (Establishment) Order 1997
Eastern Regional Health Authority
Established: 2000
Statutory basis: Health (Eastern Regional Health Authority) Act,1999 and Health (Eastern Regional Health Authority) Act 1999 (Establishment Day) Order 2000
Health Boards (Mid-Western Health Board, Midland Health Board, North-Eastern Health Board, North-Western Health Board, South-Eastern Health Board, Southern Health Board, Western Health Board)
Established : 1970
Statutory basis : Health Act, 1970 and Health Boards Regulations, 1970
Remuneration paid to Members of Boards
Remuneration paid to members of boards under the aegis of the Department of Health and Children is determined according to the relevant Act or Statutory Instrument establishing each board. The level of remuneration of board members under the aegis of this Department is as follows:
Adoption Board: £2,000 per annum is paid to each ordinary member of the Board. The full-time chairperson of the Adoption Board is paid a salary equivalent to a District Justice, currently £59,773, with an additional allowance of £577. Agreed April 2000.
Blood Transfusion Service Board: £4,000 per annum is paid to the chairperson of the board. Agreed June 1999.
Food Safety Authority of Ireland: £4,000 per annum is paid to the chairperson of the authority. Other members are paid £2,500 per annum. Agreed January 1998.
Irish Medicines Board: £15,377 per annum is paid to the chairperson of the board. Agreed April 2000.
Voluntary Health Insurance Board: £6,000 per annum is paid to the chairperson of the board. Other members are paid £4,000 per annum. Agreed 1992.
National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery: The first chairman of the council is an executive chairman and is paid £15,000 per annum. Agreed December 1999.