Dáil Éireann - Volume 517 - 11 April, 2000
Written Answers. - State-sponsored Bodies.
Mr. Roche Mr. Roche
106. Mr. Roche asked the Taoiseach the name, the year of establishment, the basis under statute, statutory instrument or otherwise of commercial and non-commercial State-sponsored bodies under the aegis of his Department; the fees paid to the chairman and ordinary directors of these bodies; and when these fees were last agreed. [10232/00]
The Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
The Taoiseach: The Law Reform Commission was established in 1975 under the Law Reform Commission Act, 1975 as a statutory body corporate to keep the law of the State under review. The president of the Law Reform Commission is a High Court judge who continues to receive his judicial salary while on secondment to the commission. He does not receive any remuneration from the commission. There is one full time member who is paid £87,640 and three part-time members who receive £10,000 each from the Law Reform Commission. The fees were last agreed in 1997.
The Information Society Commission was established by a Government decision in May, 1997. The chairperson is in receipt of a fee of £7,000 which was agreed on the establishment of  the commission in 1997. None of the other members are in receipt of fees.
The National Economic and Social Council was established in 1973. NESC is on a non-statutory basis at present although legislation is currently being drafted to put it on a statutory basis. The chairperson and ordinary members are not in receipt of any fees.
The National Economic and Social Forum was set up in 1993. NESF is on a non-statutory basis at present although legislation is currently being drafted to put it on a statutory basis. The executive chairperson receives an annual payment of £36,597.82 in recognition of her executive function. The fee was last agreed in December 1998.
Partnership 2000 provided for the establishment of the National Centre for Partnership in 1997. It is a non-statutory body. Neither the chairman of the board nor the members of the board are in receipt of fees.
The National Statistics Board was established on a non-statutory basis in 1986 and on a statutory basis in November 1994 under the Statistics Act, 1993. The chairperson receives a stipend of £14,000 per annum and certain other board members receive a stipend of £1,000.
Dáil Éireann 517 Written Answers. State-sponsored Bodies.