Written Answers - Proposed Legislation.

Tuesday, 14 December 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 595 No. 2

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  61.  Ms Lynch  Information on Kathleen Lynch  Zoom on Kathleen Lynch   asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs  Information on Éamon Ó Cuív  Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív   the plans for the establishment of a league table of charities showing exactly the proportion of contributions that goes to each charity and the amount to the increasing number of commercial fund raisers collecting on their behalf; when new legislation on this issue will be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33231/04]

Minister of State at the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Mr. N. Ahern): Information on Noel Ahern  Zoom on Noel Ahern  In response to similar parliamentary questions on this subject in October and November, I indicated that, as already signalled in the consultation paper on establishing a modern statutory framework for charities, the proposed regulatory body would be tasked with issuing performance reports on areas of the charities sector and that I would expect matters such as the publication of league tables would be a matter for consideration by the proposed regulatory body.

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