Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Ceisteanna (146)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

146. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if there is still an obligation under FEMPI legislation to publish an annual FEMPI report; if such a report has been published; if not, when such a report will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37156/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

Section 12 of the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2013 (No. 18 of 2013) requires the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to, in respect of the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2009 (No. 5 of 2009), the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (No. 2) Act 2009 (No. 41 of 2009), the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2010 (No. 38 of 2010) and the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2013 (No. 18 of 2013):

- to carry out a review of the operation, effectiveness and impact of the relevant Acts, having regard to the overall economic conditions in the State and national competitiveness,

- consider whether or not any of the provisions of the relevant Acts continue to be necessary having regard to the purposes of those Acts, the revenues of the State and State commitments in respect of public service pay and pensions,

- make such findings as he or she thinks appropriate consequent on the review and consideration, and

- cause a written report of his or her findings resulting from the review and consideration to be prepared and laid before each House of the Oireachtas.

That requirement remains in force and in that context, the Minister published an Annual Review and Report to the Houses of Oireachtas in June 2019. The Annual Review is attached this response and is also available at the following website:

www.gov.ie/en/collection/68e504-annual-reviews-of-the-fempi-act-2013/ .

Annual Review of the operation of the FEMPI Acts