Written Answers. - Consultancy Contracts.

Tuesday, 29 February 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 515 No. 3

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  96.  Mrs. Owen  Information on Nora Owen  Zoom on Nora Owen   asked the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources  Information on Frank Fahey  Zoom on Frank Fahey   the consultancies, work groups and specialist groups employed for carrying out studies in his Department; when these groups were established; when their reports are expected and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5781/00]

[728]Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. Fahey): Information on Frank Fahey  Zoom on Frank Fahey  In response to the Deputy's query, the information requested is set out as follows. The list of studies does not include ongoing technical consultancies, for example, various engineering studies being carried out as part of harbour development projects, etc.

Consultancies-Work Groups-Specialist Groups. Established Report Expected
Study on strategic options for Coillte Teoranta (AIB-Merrill Lynch) May 1999 March 2000
Review of the offshore safety system used for hydrocarbon exploration and development (Risk Management International) October 1999 April 2000
National Strategy Group on the Review of the Common Fisheries Policy December 1998 Final Report June 2000
Training and Employment Task Force (sea fishery and aquaculture industries) October 1999 August 2000
Preparation of Port Pollution Plans-Oil Spill Contingency Plans for the Fishery Harbour Centres (Briggs Marine) February 2000 Mid-2000
Study on Assessment of Intermodal and Port Access Requirements (Arup Consulting engineers) December 1999 March 2000
Study on Assessment of Shipping Costs to and from Irish Seaports (Baxter Eadie Ltd) December 1999 March 2000
Review of Ports in Shannon Estuary (KPMG) November 1999 March 2000
Study on Establishment of a Port Users Forum (ORM) January 2000 April 2000
Action Group on Small-powered Recreational Craft August 1999 March 2000
National Forestry Standard Working Group June 1999 June 2000
National Seaweed Forum October 1999 July 2000
Strategic Review of Seafood Processing Sector (Indecon-PWC) December 1999 Mid-2000
Strategic Review of the Aquaculture Industry (Circa Group) December 1998 March 2000
Assessment of EIS re proposed Dublin Port Reclamation (RPS Consultants) January 2000 Mid-2000
(final assessment)*
Interdepartmental Expert Working Group – National Maritime College April 1999 March 2000
Review of Department's Business Plans (Hay Consultants) January 2000 March 2000
External Evaluation of the Fisheries Operational Programme 1994-1999 (Indecon) Indecon have been employed since August 1996 and have produced a number of reports for the Department on various aspects of the Fisheries OP 1994 – 1999

*Preliminary assessment completed.

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