Thursday, 1 February 2018

Ceisteanna (185)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

185. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the sectors that are under investigation by the CCPC for suspected anti-competitive or cartel activity. [5248/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission is the statutory independent body responsible for the enforcement of domestic and EU competition law in the State.  Section 9 (5) of the Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 provides that the Commission is independent in the performance of its functions, including carrying out investigations of alleged anti-competitive practices.  As investigations and enforcement matters generally are part of the day-to-day operational work of the Commission, I, as Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, have no direct function in the matter.