Written Answers - Departmental Bodies

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 757 No. 2

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  41.  Deputy Mary Lou McDonald  Information on Mary Lou McDonald  Zoom on Mary Lou McDonald   asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation  Information on Richard Bruton  Zoom on Richard Bruton   if he will compare and contrast the resources assigned to the Competition Authority here with those operating at best practice level within the EU; if he will detail the resources needed [537]within the economy here; and if he will detail the additional expenditure that he will designate to the Competition Authority to deal comprehensively with anti competitive practise across the State. [11316/12]

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton  Zoom on Richard Bruton  My Department is currently undertaking a review of the resources of the Competition Authority. I expect this review to be completed by the end of March 2012. This review will have to take account of Government policy to reduce the size and cost of the public sector through the Employment Control Framework. Until that review has been finalised, I am not in a position to comment further in the matter.

Question No. 42 answered with Question No. 10.


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