Dáil Éireann - Volume 598 - 24 February, 2005

Written Answers. - Consumer Rights.

  34. Ms O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he has received the final report of the consumer consultative panel; if it is intended to publish the report; if he intends to implement the recommendations of the report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6159/05]

  40. Mr. Noonan asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the progress to date of the consumer strategy group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6206/05]

  62. Mr. Connaughton asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he intends to legislate for a consumer rights enforcer to represent consumers at social partnership talks, to name and shame those charging excessive prices and to act to eliminate uncompetitive behaviour; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6203/05]

  Mr. Martin:I propose to take Questions Nos. 34, 40 and 62 together.

The consumer strategy group was established in March 2004 to advise and make recommendations on the development of a national consumer strategy. I have not yet received the group’s final report. However, I do expect the group to present its report very shortly and that the report will be published shortly thereafter. I intend to fully consider whatever recommendations may be contained in the report as promptly as possible.