Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (296)

Brian Stanley

Ceist:

296. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of times to date in 2019 she has formally met with the Director of Corporate Enforcement. [47398/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

To date in 2019 I personally have had no formal meetings with the Director of Corporate Enforcement.

As is the case with other Agencies under the remit of my Department, officials from my Department meet with officials from the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) on a regular basis to discuss a range of issues, including in relation to Human Resources, ICT, communications, funding, facilities, legislation, strategy and other issues as and when they emerge. As with other Agencies there are also meetings between senior officials in the ODCE and the Department's Management Board the latest of which took place on 22nd of October this year.

These meetings are complemented by engagement which takes place on an ongoing basis between officials of my Department and officials from the ODCE, as part of the normal day-to-day interaction to discuss operational matters relating to the Agency. Communication takes place in several ways including by telephone and by way of both formal and informal face to face meetings.