Dáil Éireann - Volume 589 - 05 October, 2004
Written Answers. - Freedom of Information.
Mr. O’Shea Mr. O’Shea
272. Mr. O’Shea asked the Minister for Finance the proposals he has to include VECs under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1997 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23524/04]
Mr. Cowen Mr. Cowen
Mr. Cowen: The provisions of the Freedom of Information Act have been extended gradually over the years. The number of bodies, organisations and groups to which the Act applies has increased from 67 when the Act came into operation in April 1998 to almost 400 today. Proposals for further extensions of the Freedom of Information Act 1997 are being developed at official level at present. The question of applying the Freedom of Information Act to VECs will be considered in this context.
Dáil Éireann 589 Written Answers. Freedom of Information.