Written Answers - Strategy Statements

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 714 No. 4

First Page Previous Page Page of 502 Next Page Last Page

  554.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin   asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources  Information on Eamon Ryan  Zoom on Eamon Ryan   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): Information on Eamon Ryan  Zoom on 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.

My Department and I received a presentation from ComReg on the draft statement prior to its publication. I am satisfied ComReg has met its statutory obligations in this matter.


Last Updated: 22/04/2011 14:56:25 First Page Previous Page Page of 502 Next Page Last Page