Thursday, 21 October 2010
Dáil Éireann Debate
208. Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation the number of high level groups operating within his Department; the purpose of each group; the date on which each group was established; the number of times the group has met since that date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38434/10]
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation (Deputy Batt O’Keeffe): My Department has one “High-Level” Group operating under its aegis and the information requested by the Deputy in relation to this Group is as follows:
|Name of High-Level Group||Purpose of Group||Date Established||No. of Meetings|
|High Level Group on Business Regulation||The High-Level Group acts as a forum for dialogue between business, trade unions and Government agencies. Its primary role is to act as a “clearing house” for regulatory simplifications brought to its attention by business.||July 2007||15|
In addition, there are a number of other groups and tasks forces operating within my Department, comprising senior officials from within and outside my Department as well as representatives of key stakeholders. These include the Sales Law Review Group, the Company Law Review Group, the Research Prioritisation Steering Group and the Innovation Task Force Implementation Committee.
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