Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Dáil Éireann Debate
554. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on the recent draft 2010-2012 strategy document of the Commission for Communications Regulation; if his Department made a submission or had an input into the strategy; if he is satisfied that the strategy sufficiently addresses the needs of consumers and end users; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29482/10]
Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Eamon Ryan): The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) is the independent national regulatory authority for the electronic communications market in Ireland. ComReg is required by the Communications Regulation Act 2002 to adopt and publish a Strategy Statement every two years and conducts a public consultation process prior to each publication.
The promotion of consumers’ interests is addressed to ComReg in section 12 of the 2002 Act. ComReg published its Strategy Statement for 2010-2012 on 1 July 2010. Section 6.1 addresses the matter of consumers’ interests and lists various key priority actions in that regard.
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