Dáil Éireann - Volume 598 - 24 February, 2005

Written Answers. - Cross-Border Projects.

  119. Mr. Morgan asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his attention has been drawn to the 20 key North-South actions being promoted by the IBEC-CBI Joint Business Council; the measures his Department is taking to advance the key actions identified by the IBEC-CBI Joint Business Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6437/05]

  Mr. Martin:I am aware of the excellent work of the IBEC-CBI Joint Business Council in promoting economic co-operation on the island of Ireland over many years. At its meeting on 8 March next, the joint business council proposes to formally endorse an action plan for the period 2005-6. The action plan will comprise key actions drawn from more than 100 recommendations contained in a number of North-South joint business council reports and will, I understand, cover a range of issues within the remits of various Departments.

I very much welcome this initiative by the business council and look forward to discussing with it, after its adoption of the action plan, how best to advance those actions which concern areas for which my own Department is responsible.