Dáil Éireann - Volume 381 - 08 June, 1988

Written Answers. - State Bodies.

186. Mr. Desmond asked the Minister for Labour the names and functions of the commissions, committees and State-sponsored bodies abolished by him during his term of office to date; and the names and functions of the commissions, committees and State-sponsored bodies set up by him or proposed to be set up by him since taking office.

Minister for Labour (Mr. B. Ahern): The information requested by the Deputy is as follows:

Commissions etc. abolished

[1723][1724]Name of Body


An Comhairle Oiliúna (AnCO)

—to provide training of persons for industry

—to promote, facilitate, encourage, assist, co ordinate and develop the provision of such training

Youth Employment Agency

—to develop, extend, operate, co-ordinate and integrate schemes for the training and employment of young persons

National Manpower Service (formerly a section of the Department of Labour)

—to act as the national placement and jobfind ing service

—to operate employment programmes

Commissions etc. set up

Name of Body



—essentially to carry out the functions of AnCO, the YEA and NMS

Advisory Committee on Management Training

—to recommend on how management training can contribute more effectively to economic development

—to examine the effectiveness of current pro vision including the need for rationalisation and co-ordination

Inter-Departmental Committee on action to assist the long term unemployed (Report due September 1988)

—to assess the impact of current provision —to recommend an action plan for the next few years

Inter-Departmental Committee on action to assist early school leavers (Report completed, early announcement expected)

—to devise a programme catering for the needs of unqualified early school leavers

Proposed Commissions etc.

National Authority for Occupational Safety and Health

—in the context of proposed legislation on safety and health at work, to undertake responsibility at national level for all matters relating to safety and health at places of work

Labour Relations Commission

—in the context of proposals for legislation on industrial relations reform, to promote good industrial relations

—to provide a conciliation service and an industrial relations advisory service

—to formulate codes of good industrial relations practice.