Thursday, 28 September 2006

Ceisteanna (225)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

223 Mr. Broughan asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources if there was a potential conflict of interest at the time of his appointment of a new chairperson to Bord Iascaigh Mhara in view of the then alleged connection of the new chairperson to a company performing a management function for a technology park where BIM was to be temporarily based. [30335/06]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources)

The suggested potential conflict of interest to which the Deputy refers is in the first instance predicated on the assumption that Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) was to be temporarily located in the West Cork Technology Park. There is not at this point, nor was there any decision at the time referred to in the question, to temporarily base BIM in the West Cork Technology Park. Any issues of accommodation in respect of the decentralisation of BIM are dealt with by the OPW whom BIM asked to act as their agents in this matter.