Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (107)

Terence Flanagan

Ceist:

107. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Finance the action he is taking to encourage more Irish executives to serve on State boards under the remit of his Department; his views on the recent Merc Partners survey. [12461/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí ó Béal (1 píosaí cainte) (Ceist ar Finance)

All appointments made to boards of bodies under the aegis of my Department are made on the basis of qualifications and suitability to carry out the tasks required  as a sitting board member. The Merc Partners survey gives an insight into some of the reasons =some private sector executives would not be interested in applying for positions on State Boards. It is the Government's task to change these negative views and to highlight the benefits that come from having suitably qualified people serving on State Boards. It is also the Government's policy to encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for positions on State Boards.