Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ceisteanna (451)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

451. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of commercial semi-State companies under the aegis of his Department; the current value of the pension fund assets held by each commercial semi-State company; the latest funding position of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20904/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

Irish Water is the only commercial semi-state company under the aegis of my Department. Irish Water was asked by my Department to put in place specific arrangements to address the queries which public representatives may have in relation to matters pertaining to the operation of water services under the new utility.  I understand that Irish Water has made contact with Oireachtas members to outline the arrangements for addressing such queries in a timely manner. Irish Water has confirmed to my Department that it has established a dedicated team to deal with representations and queries from public representatives.  They may be contacted via email to oireachtasmembers@water.ie or by telephone on 1890 278 278.