Dáil Éireann - Volume 643 - 06 December, 2007
Written Answers. - Departmental Bodies.
Deputy Lucinda Creighton Deputy Lucinda Creighton
Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the statutory bodies for which he has Ministerial responsibility, but for which he is not accountable to Dáil Éireann for daily operational activities. [33080/07]
Deputy Brian Lenihan Deputy Brian Lenihan
Deputy Brian Lenihan:As I set out in my response to parliamentary question 31117/07 on 27 November, there are a range of statutory bodies operating under my Department’s broad aegis and the precise governance arrangements in each case varies according to the functions of the organisation and its legislative remit. While there are various circumstances where a particular organisation’s independence in respect of the performance of its functions, or its capacity as a regulatory or appeals body, is such that detailed comment by me on the exercise of those functions would not be appropriate, I nevertheless retain overall responsibility to Dáil Eireann.
Dáil Éireann 643 Written Answers. Departmental Bodies.