Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ceisteanna (661)

Seán Fleming


661. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health the number of State agencies and public bodies that have been merged or abolished in each year since 2011 under the remit of his Department; the annual savings associated with each body; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21796/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Four bodies, National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery, National Social Workers Qualifications Board, Children Acts Advisory Board and the Drug Treatment Centre Board have been dissolved since March 2011.

The extent of savings varies between organisations and the majority of staff will be redeployed to other public service bodies. Efficiencies will derive from economies of scale and the elimination of duplication in areas such as recruitment, procurement, payroll and ICT systems. Savings will also arise from the dissolution of Agency boards, some of which attract payment of travel and subsistence and/or board fees.