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Departmental Bodies Data

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 25 March 2015

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Ceisteanna (94)

Shane Ross

Ceist:

94. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the average age of chairpersons and non-executive directors of State or partially owned State companies, State bodies, semi-State bodies and State agencies under the aegis of his Department on the State's payroll; the number of directors on the board of more than one such body; the number of women; and his plans to make savings from this area. [12550/15]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Age is not one of the selection criteria for appointment to a board of any of the twelve State Bodies under the aegis of my Department and therefore my Department has no information in this regard.

Of the total number of board members across the twelve State Bodies one member serves on the boards of both Teagasc and Bord Bia.

There are a total of nineteen female board members across the twelve State Bodies under the aegis of my Department.

Wherever and whenever possible I will, as a matter of course, reduce costs in the area of Board membership.

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