Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ceisteanna (29)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

29. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the date on which she received the latest update from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission on its investigation into the insurance market; her engagement with the commission on the issue; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4438/19]

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 the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation have no direct function in the matter.