Written Answers - Corporate Governance

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 712 No. 4

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  221.  Deputy Ruairí Quinn  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills  Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan   the State agencies under the aegis of her Department to which the 2009 Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies applies; if all these agencies have submitted assurances and reports confirming compliance with the code in 2009; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26035/10]

  222.  Deputy Ruairí Quinn  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills  Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan   if the boards of State agencies under the aegis of her Department which are required to implement the new Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies have formally adapted the code at a board meeting; if they have undertaken training to ensure proper implementation of the code; the monitoring procedures they have put in place to ensure proper compliance with the code; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26036/10]

  223.  Deputy Ruairí Quinn  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills  Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan   if her Department has reviewed the compliance by State bodies that come under its remit with the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies; the State bodies that have not achieved full compliance; the reason for same: the action taken by her Department; the results of same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26037/10]

Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Mary Coughlan): Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan  I propose to take Questions Nos. 221 to 223, inclusive, together.

The revised and updated Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies, published by the Department of Finance in May 2009, which contains the framework agreed by Government for the internal management and the internal and external reporting relationships of commercial and non-commercial State bodies was forwarded to all bodies under my Department’s aegis.

Corporate Governance arrangements, including ongoing monitoring are overseen by the appropriate Line Divisions of my Department. This process is underway in respect of State Bodies under the aegis of my Department in the context of the Revised Code of Practice.

Question No. 224 answered with Question No. 213.


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