Dáil Éireann - Volume 401 - 11 July, 1990
Written Answers. - An Bord Glas.
Mr. Connaughton Mr. Connaughton
70. Mr. Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the reason he has not yet appointed the members to the board of An Bord Glas; where its headquarters will be located; and when will a chief executive take up duty.
Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy) Michael O'Kennedy
Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): The members of the board of An Board Glas will be appointed at an early date.
It will be a matter for the board to decide on the location of its headquarters in accordance with the terms of Article 1 of the Schedule to the Bord Glas Act, 1990.
A chief executive has been appointed with effect from 22 March.
I should add for the Deputy's information that the work commenced by the interim Bord Glas continued after the establishment of the statutory board in March and, as a result, various developments have taken place. For example, the board has organised a tomato quality monitoring programme which will run to October; it has been involved in a tomato promotion campaign; it has worked in conjunction with the Irish Farmers Association in the appointment of a potato market co-ordinator; it has organised meetings with various interests in the horticultural industry; it has grant-aided an exhibition of organic produce; and the part-time employment of a marketing development officer has been continued.
Dáil Éireann 401 Written Answers. An Bord Glas.