Thursday, 20 June 2013

Ceisteanna (207)

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan


207. Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No.177 of the 9 May 2013, in view of the fact that the answer refers only to salary expenses being recouped if he will confirm that pension and other employment costs benefits, and so on, are not recouped; when did the salaries in respect of the two persons begin to be recouped from Horse Sport Ireland Ltd; further in view of the fact that persons (details supplied) who served with Irish Horse Board and Horse Sport Ireland, his views on whether the role of Director General and CEO of these organisation goes well beyond the provision of support services; his plans to introduce legislation or Department rules and regulations to prohibit future public funds from being used to pay the salaries of the chief executive officer of private companies such the Irish Horse Board Cooperative Society Ltd and Horse Sport Ireland Ltd; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29733/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The Deputy is referring to PQ Reference Number 21954/13 of 9th May 2013 which referred to salaries in respect of the two seconded individuals being recouped from Horse Sport Ireland Limited. The overheads including pensions relating to those salaries were also recouped. Recoupment from Horse Sport Ireland in respect of the persons referred to above commenced from the time of their secondment to Horse Sport Ireland.

The three other persons referred to by the Deputy served as Director General of the Irish Horse Board at various times between 1993 and 2008.