Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (278)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

278. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of requests for additional funding, staff resources or expertise that have been made by the Commission for Energy Regulation since January 2016; the purpose of the requested additional funding, staff resources or expertise; the response of his Department to each request in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13135/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The name of the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) was changed to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) in September 2017 to fully reflect its remit to regulate water, energy and energy safety.

  The current staffing levels and grading structure at the Commission for Regulation of Utilities were agreed in early 2016 following an extensive engagement between the CRU, my Department and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. There have been no requests to my Department for any additional resources since then.