Dáil Éireann - Volume 603 - 31 May, 2005
Written Answers. - Departmental Funding.
Dr. Twomey Dr. Twomey
73. Dr. Twomey asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he interprets the consumer strategy group’s recommendation to continue support for the Consumers Association of Ireland as a recommendation to increase funding to the body; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18081/05]
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin
Mr. Martin: I note the recommendation of the consumer strategy group that the Consumers Association of Ireland should continue to be supported. My Department fully supports the work of the Consumers Association and has allocated funding totalling €63,000 to assist the association in its work in 2005. The allocation of this funding, as in the case of all public expenditure, is subject to certain criteria to be agreed between my Department and the association. Future funding will be subject to the same considerations having regard to the exigencies of the public finances.
Dáil Éireann 603 Written Answers. Departmental Funding.